Former Man United team-mate Wayne Rooney reveals key area Marcus Rashford must improve in

Aditya Devavrat 14:04 22/03/2019
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Rooney and Rashford were team-mates for just under two seasons.

Marcus Rashford’s former team-mate and captain Wayne Rooney says the 21-year-old striker has “a bit of everything” but needs to improve his heading ability.

Rooney, the all-time leading scorer for both Manchester United and England, was full of praise for his successor in United’s No10 shirt, who made his debut for United in 2016 when Rooney was injured for a Europa League tie against Midtjyalland.

Rashford scored twice on his debut in that Round of 32 second-leg fixture, before doing the same on his Premier League debut three days later against Arsenal.

Rooney, who left United in 2017 to return to boyhood club Everton before making a move to the MLS last year, has followed his young compatriot’s rise with interest and predicts a “bright future” for Rashford for both club and country.

“He has got a bit of everything,” the 33-year-old said to talkSPORT. “He is quick, he is strong. The only thing he could probably work on is his heading.

“He is fantastic. He has got so much ability and it is great to see him doing so well. For Manchester United and England, he has certainly got a bright future.”

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