In less than 100 days, the 18-year-old has gone from scoring on his Manchester United debut against FC Midtjylland to being named as part of England’s Euro 2016 squad by Roy Hodgson.
His meteoric rise has been nothing short of phenomenal and Rooney believes his attitude shows exactly why he’s managed to do so well in such a short space of time.
“The way Marcus took to coming into the Manchester United team and the way he’s performed from when he’s come in until the end of the season has been incredible,” Rooney told ManUtd.com.
“He’s certainly showed what he can do in his first game for England, getting his first goal in the first couple of minutes.
“I think what’s pleasing about him is his attitude. It’s first class and that’s shown around the hotel and on the training pitch and he deserves it. He could be a real positive for us.”
As much as I really didn’t Rashford to go to Euro 2016 from a selfish perspective of wanting him to have the summer off and be rested for Man United next season, I am now getting excited at the thought of him lighting up the biggest of all stages.
Imagine the bedlam if Rashford steered England to their first semi-final in a tournament since 1996, seeing our 18-year-old sensation showing up some of the world’s best defences – it would be a beautiful sight.
But, I’m trying not to get ahead of of myself. Rashford going to Euro 2016 has its pros and cons but United fans are certainly hoping there is no negative fallout from the competition for the lad because heading into Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge, he’s certainly one of the most exciting prospects.