Marcus Rashford is enjoying a brilliant run of form for club and country.
The 22-year-old has scored nine goals in his last 10 appearances, including goals in the European Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Montenegro during the international break.
Anthony Martial’s eight week layoff earlier this season meant Rashford had to take up the responsibility of leading the line for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
In truth, the young forward did not cope well with he pressure of having to deliver the goals for the Reds in some games, but was not helped by an absence of creativity among United’s ranks.
Since Martial’s return however, a weight seems to have been lifted from Rashford’s shoulders and he is playing with more freedom from the left-flank.
It is operating from the left where Rashford seems most dangerous, where he works well in a fluid attack with Martial, as he does with Harry Kane for England.
But despite his good run in form, Rashford sees his experiences now as more valuable for the future, where he will in the prime of his career.
“I just use these experiences now in my favour to better me in the future, because I know when I’m 25, 26, 27, they’re the years when I’m going to be playing my best football,” Rashford told ESPN FC.
“I’m just looking ahead to those times really and improving as much as I can until then.”
“In reality, my peak is not going to be for another four or five years,” he said. “As good as things are now, they can only get better,” he added.
Rashford is one of the most dangerous attackers in the Premier League on his day and his aim now should be to maintain consistency and continue his impressive goal run.
The Reds face Sheffield United on Sunday and we expect Solskjaer to start with his preferred front three of Rashford, Martial and Daniel James.