Man Utd midfielder Lingard: Rashford always ready for starting call


Marcus Rashford is confident his development will not suffer from a lack of game time after scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Liverpool on his return to the Manchester United starting line-up.

Rumours had circulated that the England worldwide may have to look for regular game time elsewhere in the summer as he continued to be out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of the last 16 clash at Old Trafford last month as Mourinho looks to try and steer his side into the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition.

United beat Liverpool 2-1 to go five points clear of third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table - with only 8 games remaining.

Lingard believes Rashford has the right mentality, the right set of people around him and hailed his progress. You have to take it into the game and [on Saturday] it worked.

The most important thing is the victory, the three points.

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Moreover, back in 2016, United legend Paul Scholes had also stated: "You've not seen any yet, but Rashford hits free kicks in a dipping fashion, nearly the way Cristiano Ronaldo does".

Rashford's impressive performance against the Reds from Anfield has certainly boosted his chance of earning another starting spot against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday, for which Manchester United are given 11/18 betting odds to win.

With Marcus Rashford charging forward with confidence unlikely of a 20-year-old boy, it's also his style of running with the ball and the power of movement that resembles the famed Portuguese winger-turned-forward.

It was a disappointing afternoon for Jurgen Klopp's men as they really struggled in the first half before rallying after the break.

Peculiarly, Cristiano Ronaldo, while he was enjoying his spell under Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester, happened to have scored a goal nearly identical to Rashford's, way back in 2007.

"He's doing well, he's come in, he's got the right mentality and shown the manager what he can do". I don't remember a risky situation to our goal.