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Matic backs Man Utd team-mate to become one of the world’s best

Nemanja Matic thinks Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford can become one of the best strikers in the world.

The 22-year-old has been in exceptional form, scoring 14 goals and providing five assists in 24 appearances across all competitions. It is without question Rashford’s best season of his career so far in terms of goals.

Matic, who we haven’t seen much of this season, has lavished praise on the England international and said that Rashford has what it takes top become one of the best strikers in the world.

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Although Rashford is no longer played as a centre-forward and has adapted his game better on the left flank.

As quoted by Goal.com, the Serb told Omnisport: “Marcus has great potential. He’s a great guy also off the pitch, but I think he hasn’t used all his qualities yet. He needs to mature more and I can say every year, every month, he’s getting better and better.

“I think in the future, in the next two or three years, he will show what he can really achieve because he can do much, much more in my opinion. But he’s still young. We can’t expect him to play 40 games at the same level because he’s still young, still learning, he’s still developing his body, his mentality. He can be one of the best strikers in the world, for sure.”

Rashford had a difficult patch this season but he’s shown for club and country what an amazing player he could be.

Another example of the quality United produce from their youth academy, Rashford is already a role model for the likes of Mason Greenwood, who will want to follow in his team-mate’s footsteps.

Next up for the Red Devils is Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

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