Jesse Lingard claims the sky is the limit for Marcus Rashford at Manchester United

Jesse Lingard claims the sky is the limit for Marcus Rashford at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford’s potential for success with Manchester United and England has no limits, according to teammate for club and country Jesse Lingard.

The 20-year-old striker ended a goal drought with two goals in the 200th competitive fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, rising to the occasion in his first Premier League start for the Reds since Boxing Day.

In the side due to injury from Anthony Martial, which is how Rashford first broke into the United team, the Englishman was thoroughly impressive, netting twice and terrorising the Liverpool defence.

Lingard believes Rashford has the right mentality, the right set of people around him and hailed his progress.

“It’s good you can be around him to have a laugh and reassure him that it’s going to come good and that, if he gets a chance, he will perform, which he’s done,” Lingard said.

“It’s a big club with big players, it’s going to be tough to start every game.”

Rashford has played less since the turn of the year than before, with his role becoming more that of a substitute than a starter, but his double against Liverpool will change that.

“He’s got good people around him, they always assure him he’s in a good place,” Lingard asserted, before asking, “and what kid wouldn’t want to be at United?”

“He’s doing well, he’s come in, he’s got the right mentality and shown the manager what he can do. The sky’s the limit.”

Lingard believes the whole United squad is in a good place at the moment after three consecutive wins, including two comebacks.

”With the Chelsea game last week, and this game, we showed real heart and desire to win games,” Lingard continued.

“We have shown what we are capable of. It was a great win and the Palace game, to get the result how we did shows what kind of team that we are.”

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