Marcus Rashford tipped to become future Manchester United skipper by current occupier Harry Maguire

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has tipped Marcus Rashford to skipper his boyhood club one day – and says the striker is the ‘most talented player’ he’s ever played with.

Rashford, 22, has flourished for both club and country this season scoring 22 times in 37 appearances.

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Harry Maguire says Marcus Rashford can go on to have an ‘exceptional career’ in the game
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And former Leicester defender Maguire believes the sky is the limit for the forward, who first broke on to the scene at Old Trafford in the 2015/16 season.

“I’ve always spoke so highly of Marcus when I was with him at England,” he told The Official Manchester United Podcast.

“I can’t speak highly enough of him. I think he’s going to go on to have an exceptional career.

“I think he’s going to go on to – I don’t want to put too much pressure on him – be a wonderful player for Manchester United, as he is now.”

Former United striker Dimitar Berbatov has previously earmarked Rashford as a future Manchester United captain, a view echoed by the England defender.

“Yeah, definitely. I think as a club, you should have a captain and rely on him but you need to spread the onus of the leadership in the group,” he explained.

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Rashford has had a brilliant season for club and country – scoring 22 times across all competitions
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“Marcus is there and he battles through every game, obviously he’s missing through a bad injury at the moment but he’s battling hard to get back and he’s very rarely missing games. He’s always wanting to make himself available.

“I think you can see around the place and on and off the field as well, he’s excellent with his charity work, which is great
to see.

“On the pitch, like I said, he’s amazed me. He’s the most talented player I’ve ever played with and I’m sure he’s going to be a wonderful player for this club.”

You can listen to the rest of the interview from Monday evening, as well as previous UTD Podcast episodes, via the Manchester United website, App and all your favourite podcast platforms.


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