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England international heaps praise on Marcus Rashford

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is arguably the brightest young thing in English football right now.

The 19-year-old has made an excellent start to the 2017-18 campaign, scoring five goals in 10 appearances across all competitions, predominantly from out of the left wing.

Rashford has received a lot of praise from his manager and pundits alike during the first two months of the new season.

Now current England international Jermain Defoe has heaped further praise on the teenager.

Quoted in the Daily Mail, Defoe said:

“I said to him before the last game [against Slovakia], ‘Are you going to score for me today?’ He said, ‘I’m going to score because we’ve done finishing in training.’

“What’s Rashford like to work with? He’s unbelievable. The sky is the limit for him. Before games he is calm and relaxed – then goes out and produces.

Marcus Rashford scored the winner in the aforementioned game for England versus Slovakia back on 4 September.

Defoe is currently with Bournemouth helping them to avoid relegation in their second-ever Premier League season.  The 34-year-old believes it isn’t long before Marcus Rashford becomes a 20+ a season goalscorer:

“It’s only a matter of time before he starts scoring 20, 25 goals a season.”

The 57-time England international believes Rashford will go on to become a regular goalscorer:

“I think so, once he has that first season when he’s scored 20 goals,” he said. “You’ve already seen how he’s scored a few goals and looks confident with his finishing now.”

Both Marcus Rashford and Jermain Defoe have been called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania next week.

Fellow United teammates Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jesse Lingard are also part of Southgate’s squad.

Rashford looks set to start for us today against Crystal Palace in the Premier League as Anthony Martial picked up an injury at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night that is expected to keep the French international out of today’s game.