Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has hailed the impact Marcus Rashford has had on the squad following their progression to the FA Cup final at the weekend, suggesting the club now have exciting players in three attacking positions.
Rashford once again had another superb display in a United shirt when Louis van Gaal’s side overcame Everton 2-1 at Wembley in a very competitive semi-final.
Although he didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet his influence on the pitch was noticeable and Rooney praised all the team’s attacking players, reserving a special mention for the 18-year-old.
“We created some great chances and obviously, we’ve got exciting players in the three attacking positions,” Rooney said, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
“It frees me up a bit and allows me to get on the ball and try to have a big influence on the game.
“Obviously, it’s early days, especially for Rashford, he’s a young lad and hasn’t played many games but the impact he has had has been huge for us in the last couple of months.”
Rashford only made his debut for the Red Devils in February, scoring twice in his first match against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.