‘He knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player’ – Solskjaer hails impact of player

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the impact of Marcus Rashford since he made his debut five years ago.

Solskjaer believes Rashford has shown that ‘dreams can come true’ for young players at Manchester United.

Rashford is now an established first-team player for United and England, and has just equalled David Beckham’s tally of 85 goals for the club.

“He’s had an incredible impact on and off the pitch,” said Solskjaer. “He’s matured and grown into a real proper young man.

“He knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player on and off the pitch. I do remember (his debut) a young little lad coming on, two nice goals and a celebration with his teammates in the stand.

“I think he’s living proof of what we want to do at the club. When you sign for Man United, whether you’re five, six, 10, 14, you have a chance to make dreams come true and long may it continue. He’s got 10-15 years left in him.

“Through the history of Man United we have proven and shown many times that we can develop our own, local ones, homegrown ones.

“But then you sign players like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, and you make them the best in the world. Sir Alex (Ferguson) was the best at it, Sir Matt (Busby) unbelievable and, of course, we want to follow in their footsteps.”