The 19-year-old has spent the majority of this season featuring on the left hand side to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Rashford’s match-winning performances against Chelsea and Anderlecht, however, coupled with the Swede’s knee injury, has placed him at the masthead of Man United’s attack for the remainder of the season.
And Lampard, speaking on Sky Sports, was quick to dish out praise for the youngster following a sensational few weeks.
“I think he does get the credit and he deserves it,” he said.
“I think he’s remained very patient this year. He couldn’t shout too much because Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been their talisman. They wouldn’t be challenging for the top four without him.
“It’s been hard for him to get his opportunities, he took it brilliantly against Chelsea and since then in the Europa League.
“Fans will always have an affiliation with local lads coming through. You don’t hear much from him, he’s not flashy he just does his job. He has a fearlessness about him. When you saw him play against Chelsea, he ran at them, he wasn’t scared. Thierry would have been the same as a player.
“He has been a complete revelation for them in the last few weeks. If he can carry on that form, he can take them where they want to be this year.”
It all started with a cameo against Sunderland: Rashford, without a Premier League goal since September, came on during the dying stages against the ailing Black Cats and, following a smart lay-off from Zlatan, thundered home an important goal.
This was a moment that turned out to be more than a timely confidence booster for the 19-year-old; it was, in hindsight, Zlatan passing the baton to Rashford. Ever since that stroll in the Wearside sun he has been United’s focal point – the director of every attacking onslaught mounted by Mourinho’s men, tormenting defenders with his raw pace and ever-growing levels of intelligence on and off he ball. Supporters will desperately hope he remains fit over the next few weeks.