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World Cup 2018: Rashford can star for England – Ashley Young

Marcus Rashford has the potential to “set the world alight” and could use the World Cup to showcase his talent, says England team-mate Ashley Young.

Manchester United forward Rashford, 20, is in Gareth Southgate’s squad with club-mate Young, for the tournament which begins on 14 June.

“It’s the World Cup and it could be his stage to show everybody how far he’s come since his debut,” said Young, 32.

“He produces at United and will be a major player for us at the World Cup.”

Rashford became the youngest English player to score on his international debut in 2016.

He has featured in his country’s past eight fixtures under Southgate, who has chosen the third-youngest squad England have sent to a World Cup.

“He’s going to cope really well,” Young added. “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’ll set the world alight.

“If you look at the goals he has scored on how many different debuts, it just shows he steps up in the big games.”

 

 

 

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