Rashford – an old head on young shoulders.
A few Manchester United fans noticed a classy moment between Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof in last night’s win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup.
The 19-year-old was snapped encouraging his under-fire team-mate after Jesse Lingard’s first goal at the Liberty Stadium, showing the kind of leadership skills that could make him a future captain of his club.
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United have a proud tradition of bringing through homegrown talent, with their ‘Class of 92’ the most notable recent example of a generation of youngsters who went on to star for their club for years to come.
Following the success of the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and the Neville brothers, United fans now arguably have a bond with their academy players that is unmatched by any Premier League side.
Rashford has exploded onto the scene for the Red Devils in recent years, showing great flair on the pitch and an instinctive eye for goal.
As well as that, the England international has now impressed some fans with his leadership last night as he took a moment to show encouragement to Lindelof after he came on the end of some criticism for his weak display against Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Rashford there, trying to help the clearly nervous Lindelof along, despite being four years his junior. Love it, United through and through. pic.twitter.com/kXbEf5KHjj
— James Browning (@JamesBrowning96) October 24, 2017
What it’s all about… encouragement, showing faith. Fair play to Rashford. Lindelof not finding his feet yet, but stuff like this helps ?? pic.twitter.com/E1vWs2kZfm
— Niall (@Niall_84) October 24, 2017
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 24, 2017
Look at Rashford being a leader there. He’s a future captain for sure.
— Craig (@dwellsatthecrag) October 24, 2017
Awww that’s so cute, I see mr Rashford as a future captain ??
— Sybil_Fawlty (@FawltySybil) October 25, 2017