Wayne Rooney: Marcus Rashford will be a massive success at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Wayne Rooney believes Marcus Rashford can follow his example and become a massive success at Manchester United, winning plenty of silverware in the process.

The Englishman enjoyed a spectacular debut campaign under Louis van Gaal last season and has come incredibly far as we approach the year mark since his senior debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League last February.

Although he hasn’t been playing in the middle following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s summer arrival, Jose Mourinho has kept the youngster involved on the wing and there’s no doubt it’ll be very beneficial for his development.

Speaking about his career, Rooney insists Rashford can set goals, as he did when he first arrived at Old Trafford.

“I joined this club, I said at the time, to play Champions League football and obviously Sir Alex was the reason I joined the club,” he said.

“I wanted to obviously win trophies and I’ve done that since I’ve been here.

“When I first joined the club, I think Gary Neville and Scholesy (Paul Scholes) were on like four Premier League titles and I remember sitting there thinking ‘they’ve won four Premier Leagues, that’s crazy’.

“Then, obviously, now I’ve won five. I’m sure the likes of Rashford coming into the dressing room, they’re probably looking at the likes of me and Michael Carrick thinking ‘they’ve won five Premier League titles’. That’s the aim, that’s what you want to get to.

“He’ll have his time and I’m sure if he keeps doing the right things, going the way he is, then he’ll be a great player for this club and hopefully in 10 or whatever years more time he’ll be close to the record.”

Rashford has already publicly stated his admiration for Rooney and his career at United, claiming it’s a massive boost for the youngsters with talent coming through the ranks.

Rooney defied all odds with his career at United, cementing his place in the starting XI of one of the biggest club’s in the world at the age of just 18.

There’s no doubt Rashford will be looking to follow suit because once Zlatan leaves, it’ll be up to him to lead the line.

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