Juan Mata: Marcus Rashford’s mentality sets him apart

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s Juan Mata has had nothing but praise for fellow teammate Marcus Rashford, believing the English youngster will become a big player for club and country.

Marcus Rashford broke into United’s first team under Louis Van Gaal‘s management and has since become a regular name on the team sheet.

So far this season the striker has found the net three times and assisted three times in all competitions for the Red Devils.

A decent contribution considering they’ve all come in about 500 minutes of game time meaning he’s directly been involved in a goal in just about every 55 minutes.

A current star but he’s set to become an even bigger one and Mata couldn’t think higher of his fellow colleague.

“He has been brilliant,” Mata said.

“I think he is a special kid. He has a lot of talents and he has got a good mentality which is important in that age.

“He is performing very well, week in week out even coming from the bench he is helping a lot. I really believe he is going to be a big player for club and country.”

“But I see so many players at that age like this, and then they don’t keep consistency, but I believe he can because it’s down to his mentality and he has the right mentality for that.”

Rashford has been fighting for his position with Anthony Martial and the friendly competition between the two has brought out the best from the pair of youngsters.

Martial has also been involved in plenty of United’s attacks despite coming off the bench for the majority of them and is a little unfortunate to miss out on a France call-up.

Red Devils supporters will be happy that instead of being underrated by his international manager, he will be resting ahead of some important fixtures for the club.

Marcus meanwhile has been called up for the England team and will be hoping he doesn’t pick up any injuries so that he can continue his fine form for his club.

With Manchester United in a great position ahead of the international games, fans will be hoping it can continue until May comes around.

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