Ashley Young: 'At times you have to drag Rashford off training pitch, he just wants to be out there'
- Young sees so many positives about Rashford's determination to learn.
- He insists he saw his teammate's ability long ago.
- 'He's a man ahead of his age'
Marcus Rashford is having a breakthrough season after having had one. He's already scored his record number of goals per campaign and he's also crossed the 150-game mark at his boyhood club.
Here are Ashley Young's words to reporters after Brighton that went unnoticed: ''Marcus just wants to learn. He's on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off because he just wants to be out there.
''He wants to learn and that is a good thing to see in a youngster now. It's fantastic to see, he's got that hunger, that desire, he's a winner, and when you come through the Academy here, you've got that in abundance and you can see that when he goes out on the pitch every day here.”
In honor of Rashford’s 150 appearances for United here’s his stats:— UtdArena (@UtdArena) January 21, 2019
•150 appearances (8,932 minutes)
•18 game winning goals
•41 Goals (29 right footed, 5 left footed, 4 headed goals, 3 free kicks
•Scored vs. every top 6 side
Star in the making. pic.twitter.com/6nu8DLLANl
''I saw it from his youth-team days, when he was in the reserves and then obviously when he was training with us. He was a breath of fresh air. I was looking at him, thinking 'I wish I was that spring chicken again' but that seems like ages ago when he burst on to the scene, and I don't think he's looked back since. Like I said, he wants to work each day and every day and he can only get better.''
Young reiterated he'd spotted the talent straightaway: ''I've said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent, he's got the world ahead of him. He looks like he's been playing for years and years. He's a man ahead of his age.''
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