Phil Neville heaps praise on Marcus Rashford’s performance against Burton Albion

by Leo Nieboer

Phil Neville has showered praise on Marcus Rashford following the youngster’s sublime performance against Burton Albion in the League Cup.

Rashford put Manchester United in control after just four minutes following Jesse Lingard‘s flick-on, gently lifting the ball over Connor Ripley.

He added a second just 13 minutes later with an inch-perfect drive just inside the post before laying on an assist for Anthony Martial during the second half.

And Neville, speaking during the game, noted that the watching world doesn’t appreciate the raw talent and composure hallmarking Rashford’s approach.

Neville has struck a chord here. Even United fans, I would contest, don’t realise just how good Rashford is – and this is only because he does it so regularly. Every week, without fail, he is there to cause defenders problems, tear across the surface, lift bums off seats and, more often than not, wreak havoc in the final third.

We now see this as just business as usual – another day at the office for an established member of Jose Mourinho‘s first team. But this natural brilliance – that propensity for fearlessly beating any defence into submission – should not be overlooked. We have a genuine superstar here – a baller in the truest sense of the word – and he is only getting started.

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