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Sunday 23 September 2018

Young: Rashford can set World alight

Ready: Rashford
Ready: Rashford

Ashley Young feels his Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford has the potential to "set the world alight" and is sure the forward will be a "major player" for England at this summer's World Cup.

Young has also expressed his confidence in the entire squad in terms of England "going there to try to win" the tournament in Russia.

While Rashford, 20, has been in and out of the United starting line-up under Jose Mourinho, he scored 13 goals for the club last season to take him to a total of 32 in all competitions since being handed his Red Devils first-team debut by Louis van Gaal in February 2016.

Asked how he felt Rashford would cope with his first World Cup, Young said: "I think he's going to cope really well. I've said it from the time I saw him in the youth team - he's got a massive future ahead of him. He's a fantastic player and if he keeps going the way he is, he can set the world alight.

"It's the World Cup coming up and that could be his stage to show everybody just how far he's come from when he made his debut."

Young added of Rashford, who has netted twice in 17 England appearances: "I think if you look at the goals he has scored on how many different debuts, it just shows in itself he steps up in the big games and he can produce.

"He's definitely been fantastic for us at United and he's definitely going to be a major player for us at the World Cup."

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