Former coach backs Marcus Rashford to supersede Danny Welbeck

Former coach backs Marcus Rashford to supersede Danny Welbeck

Marcus Rashford’s former coach, David Horrocks, has insisted that the Manchester United striker is capable of becoming even better than another one of his former players, Danny Welbeck.

Both Rashford and Welbeck started their careers at south Manchester junior club Fletcher Moss Rangers before joining Man United.

Welbeck is now playing for Arsenal, while Rashford has scored two braces in two games following his introduction to first team affairs last week, against FC Midtjylland and Arsenal.

“Marcus has far more pace than Danny ever had,” Horrocks told the Daily Mail.

“Danny would wait for the ball to come to him, Marcus is hungry for it. He has the same mentality to training that Eric Cantona and David Beckham had.

“Personally, I see him as a centre-forward. He has a tremendous pair of shoulders and is built like an athlete. He is so resilient he can bounce up.

“He got cracked in the face on Thursday night, he wasn’t bothered, just bounced right back up. We are proud of what Danny has achieved but I think Marcus will go on and do even better.”

Danny Welbeck

While Rashford has made a hugely impressive start to his United career, it is important not to get too carried away with his performances.

The 18-year-old still has a lot of work on his hands if he is to become a success at United as opposition defences will inevitably have a plan for him in the future. That being said, he couldn’t have wished for a better start.

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