Marcus Rashford: Manchester United striker is already ‘world class’, insists Lionesses boss Phil Neville

Phil Neville has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, insisting the youngster is already “world class”.

Rashford, 21, kept his nerve from the penalty spot to send the Red Devils through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night following a dramatic 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

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Phil Neville joined Drive for an exclusive interview on Thursday

Joining Adrian Durham and Darren Gough on Drive, the Lionesses boss hailed the England prodigy, insisting one day he can be on the same level as World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.

He said: “There were two special youngsters on the pitch last night in Mbappe and Rashford.

“I said this around eight months ago, but I firmly believe Rashford has the ability to be held in the same breath as Mbappe – he’s that good.

“Marcus is a special, special player. He is world class. He’s playing with an arrogance and a swagger.

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Marcus Rashford, middle, scored a dramatic injury-time penalty to send United through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of PSG

“England and Manchester United are very lucky to have someone like that who purposes the kind of bravery, courage and speed to be a top level player.”

Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over the reins at Old Trafford, Rashford has been in red hot form – scoring seven goals in 16 appearances.

Interestingly, Neville believes that the youngster benefited hugely from his struggles under former boss Jose Mourinho, who was axed before Christmas.

He added: “He’s just getting better and better, the sky is the limit for him.

“What he went through with Jose Mourinho, in terms of the changing of positions and discipline, has actually helped him so much in the long run.

“He’s really seeing the benefits of it now, quite evidently that has taught him how to deal with negative situations and kick on. He’s a special player.”

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