By Andy Hyslop
- Rashford impressed after half-time introduction in Manchester Derby
There weren’t many positives for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United from this weekends Manchester Derby other than the performance of Marcus Rashford.
The young Mancunians stock is rising game by game. After the bursting on the scene last season. Rashford’s performances this season are making it difficult for Mourinho to leave him out.
He has started all of United’s games this season on the bench but impressed when called upon. Coming on to score a last minute winner against Hull before the International break.
Despite not being named in the full England squad, Rashford responded by scoring a hat-trick on his Under-21s debut in front of a watching Sam Allardyce.
Again he started on the bench against City but once introduced looked like United’s most threatening player.
It looked like he drawn United level only for the goal to ruled out after a touch from Ibrahimović who was standing in an offside position.
Certain to start next game
In the aftermath of the Derby defeat. United manager Jose Mourinho has stated that Rashford has played his way into the Manchester United side with his performance against City.
It is likely that Rashford would have started United’s next game anyway. That being a Europa League tie against Feyenoord.
It is expected that Mourinho will use the upcoming Europa League and Carling Cup games to give minutes to those players who are yet to feature season.
Rashford has the right personality
In his short time the first-team, Rashford has shown he has the right personality to succeed at the top level for years to come.
Mourinho has been talking about this, stating that a lot of people look at footballing ability but a players personality is very important t this level.
Rashford comes across as a level-headed boy who isn’t getting carried away with the praise he is currently getting.
Given that you have to feel that he won’t get to down on himself when he does hit a stick patch in his career.