Rashford has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence at Man United in recent weeks, scoring five goals in eight appearances since his debut for the club in February.
Ferguson, who brought through the famous ‘Class of ’92’ during his time in charge of United, was full of praise for the 18-year-old.
“Rashford is an example of what I think is Manchester United. They are the one club in England who will always identify a Rashford and give a young kid a chance – there is no better club in England at giving young kids a chance,” Ferguson said.
“Rashford is a sensation and one of the best in years.”
Louis van Gaal has been roundly criticised this season and supporters have had every right to do so following some turgid displays and results over the course of the campaign.
However, he has done an excellent job in recognising United’s traditions and placing faith in young players. It is doubtful that another manager would have thrown the likes of Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in at the deep end and the Dutchman deserves credit for the way he has gone about the task.