Ashley Young backs Marcus Rashford to shine


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England’s Ashley Young has backed Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford to have a big impact at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The United pair will be doing all they can to help England end their long wait for a major trophy.

The Three Lions last tasted success in 1966 but Gareth Southgate’s men will head to Russia with plenty of confidence.

They breezed through their qualifying group and Rashford could be set for a big impact off the bench.

He made his international debut back in 2016 but failed to make an impact at Euro 2016.

However, after a couple of years in the spotlight, Young believes he will make a big impression this summer.

“I think he (Rashford) will cope really well, he has his feet firmly on the ground and he wants to learn every day,” Young said.

“He’s one of them that the manager has to tell him ‘come inside’ because he wants to stay out and play non-stop.

“I’ve said it since I saw him in the youth team, he has a massive future ahead of him. He’s a fantastic player and if he keeps on going the way he is he can set the world alight.

“The World Cup can be a stage for him to show everyone just how far he has come since he made his debut.

“If you look at the goals Rashford scored on how many different debuts – that just shows in itself that he steps up for the big games.

“He can produce. He’s been fantastic for us at Manchester United and he will definitely be a major player for us at the World Cup.”

England will take on Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G and they can be backed at 17.00 to win the World Cup this summer.

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