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Marcus Rashford will prove his worth

Saturday 18th March 2017
Nineteen is the magic number right now, especially if you are an avid supporter of Manchester United Football Club and follow the England National team. He wears the number 19 for his Club and at just the tender age of 19, he looks set to lead his country's attacking line versus their biggest rivals in their history; Germany.
It may well be slightly premature that he leads the line for England in some people's thinking, but in mine, I believe it is fully justified and I'm surprised it has taken so long. Of course, it only comes around due to injuries to some key players such as Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney as well as dips in form of others, but it now looks likely that Rashford will get the nod to start this international friendly against the Germans.

Rashford burst onto the scene last year and believe it or not has already made 6 appearances for the England senior side and opened his goal scoring account, but recently he had to take a back seat at club level causing him to also do the same internationally with others picked ahead of him.

Jose Mourinho joined Manchester United as their new coach and he seemed to put a net over Rashford somewhat and on many occasions left him on the bench - when supporters and pundits alike fully expected him to be a starter for United having already proven his worth and earning his place. But this wasn't to be with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his current world-beating form.
But Rashford is a man who oozes confidence, maturity and possesses a good attitude. He was not fazed by this at all and when his chances did come around he certainly stepped up to the plate. It's hard to find a cooler head in football than Rashford, it really is admirable.

We (England) have a remarkable player here and one who has the qualities and talent that does not come along often. He is destined to do big things and become one of the best in the world in his position and I feel that he is more than ready right now. Now is the time to give him consecutive game time, let him gain the confidence and let him know that he is trusted. How calmly and mature he deals with things, this will have the greatest effect on his career right now.

Some players would fold at such a young age having that amount of pressure on them, but with Rashford's personality, I genuinely believe that this will have the opposite effect. I feel he would thrive on this and he must be given the opportunity now.

It appears he will be getting a chance and be named in the starting eleven for England this month and even more so likely to be given that main role up top. I think he is a striker that has it all, if you can name all the qualities of a modern day Centre forward, this man can produce it all.

Go easy on the Germans though hey Marcus!

Simon Phillips
Simon Phillips
Football Writer for the last 7 years, specialising in the English Premier League and covering a wide range of topics.

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