United booked a fourth round EFL Cup clash with Manchester City after beating
Northampton Town 3-1 with substitute Rashford making a big impact from the
The 18-year-old followed up his goal against Watford on Sunday with a goal
and an assist for Jose Mourinho's men, who ended a run of three straight
black Rashford has now scored on his European, Premier League,
League Cup and England (senior and U21) debuts and has been involved in more
goals in all competitions than any other United player since his debut last
season (11 goals, 3 assists).
Proximo II Neville, who was working as an analyst for Sky Sports at
the Northampton game, says the England striker will be hard to leave out on
Saturday for the visit of the Premier League champions, live on Sky Sports 1
"This kid is special," said Neville.
"He has to start [against Leicester] – when a young lad is in such good form
you've got to let them fly. You've just got pick him. It puts others under
pressure, but this kid is special and he's scoring goals.
Superfly V black "The biggest quality he's got is his temperament.
To play for Manchester United is not easy, especially at a young age. He's
making it look easy – he's getting quicker, he's getting stronger and the
relationship between him and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going to be special."
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black Mourinho started Wayne Rooney as the lone striker against
Northampton – the first time he'd played that role since May – but he failed to
get on the scoresheet.
When introducing both Rashford and Ibrahimovic off the bench, Mourinho moved
Rooney to a right-wing role and the skipper struggled to influence the game.
superfly green Neville thinks that although Rooney is struggling to
show his best form, he's still one of United's most important players and should
also start on Saturday.
"He's still an important player, but you can see in his performance he's not
playing to the top level," Neville said.
"His game is not flowing and things aren't coming easy to him. Tonight was
important for him to get out there and play another 90 minutes. The worry is he
ended up on the right wing again.
"The continuing change of positions will affect him. He wants to be a centre
forward or a centre midfielder – he doesn't want to be stuck on the right wing.
That's having a massive effect on his performance."