Paul Scholes reflects on Man Utd reserve game spending just watching Marcus Rashford

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Paul Scholes admitted to keeping a close eye on Marcus Rashford’s performance as he rose through the ranks of the Manchester United Academy.

Rashford joined the youth group Red Devils in 2005, just seven years old, and burst onto the scene 11 years later under former boss Louis van Gaal.

The 22-year-old forward has made more than 200 appearances with the Old Trafford club, scoring 64 goals and 31 assists.

A great United in the making, Rashford has now been praised by a great United in the past, as club legend Scholes opened up to track his progress as a young player.

“I still remember watching him, mostly on the reserve team, and he was a great center forward,” Scholes told the UTD podcast.



Marcus Rashford in action

“Sometimes I went to games and I just watched it, and I didn’t really watch where the ball was. I was looking for his movement – is he smart enough to have this connection with a midfielder? “I think he has that.

“I was really excited when he joined the team, a little bit of luck at first – I think there was an injury to someone.

“But since joining the team, he has shown the talent he has as a center-forward or wide player on the left. “



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play after being used as a striker or left winger by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

“I still remember seeing him as a child and I thought his intelligence and movement were like a center-point,” added Scholes.

“He looked like a number nine, but now when you see him in games, he seems to like him more on the left side. “

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