Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has urged Marcus Rashford not to “grow a big head” as the 18-year-old continues his blistering start to his Old Trafford career.
Rashford was thrust into the spotlight last month after two goals against FC Midtjylland, which came on his debut, before he followed that up with another brace against Arsenal.
The 18-year-old’s story has echoed that of Macheda’s, who enjoyed a similar rise to prominence at Man United when he scored a crucial late winner against Aston Villa in 2009 aged 17. The forward, now at Cardiff City, had some words of advice for Rashford.
“Marcus needs to continue working hard, don’t grow a big head, don’t read or listen to all the hype and be lucky with injuries,” Macheda said.
“The kid has got a great chance to play more than I had, so he must stay as calm and hungry as he is now.”
Rashford couldn’t have dreamt for a better start at United but the hard work really starts now for him.
Defences will figure him out and he will have to put some time in on the training ground and in the gym. Macheda ultimately went down as a failure at Old Trafford and the hope is that the same does not happen to Rashford.