Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene as a buzzing teenager under former manager Louis van Gaal.
Rashford caught the eye in February 2016 when he scored a double against Midtjylland as a substitute in the Europa League on his first-team debut, and he didn’t stop there but followed his brace with yet another brace against Arsenal on his Premier League debut.
Rashford turned 21 today, and he has now made his way into the England national team and is an important player for club and country.
The forward has become a more established player since his debut in 2016 and has scored 33 goals in just over 130 appearances.
On his birthday, Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has hailed Rashford and believes the 21-year-old has what it takes to be a legend at the club.
“I think you always want to improve and better yourself,” the former Reds no.7 told ManUtd.com. “Marcus is in a great position, he’s been in the first-team squad for over three years now.
“You can see him maturing, he’s building his stamina and strength, and he’s looking really good and sharp at the moment. With Marcus just turning 21 – happy birthday, Marcus! – he’s going in the right direction.”
Robson believes that Rashford needs to improve on his finishing and he will be a better player by doing so.
Robson added: “The only thing I would like to see is his finishing just being that little bit better, where we get Marcus up to something like 20 or 30 goals in a season, whether he’s playing out wide or through the middle.
“He’s adapted really well, because he has been playing wide as a player for quite some time now – he hasn’t had too many chances through the middle as a centre-forward. But I think it educates you as a player and Marcus is definitely going the right way to be a top-class player for Manchester United over the years ahead.”