Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has praised Marcus Rashford for turning his fortunes at Old Trafford and getting his career back on track.
Keane was speaking after United beat Nottingham Forest by three goals at the City Ground.
Keane was one of Rashford’s most vocal critics last season, losing his place in both the United team and England.
However, the Irish player believes Rashford is in good shape now and enjoys the burden of being a major goal source for his side.
Keane told Sky Sports via The Independent. Well, now it looks like he has.
“We were pitchside when the player came out and he was skinny. You wouldn’t want to go against him. He looks like a skinny fighter.”
“Sometimes you need confidence. He’s at his peak now. Over the last few years he’s played a lot for United and he’s played big games for England. Decision making and the ball in the back of the net. It can drop pennies for players in terms of putting in.”
Keane urged Rashford to emulate some of the club’s legendary strikers and be the latest in a long line of prolific talismans to sport the United badge.
Television critics attributed Rashford’s comeback to maturity and the player’s off-pitch duties curtailment.
The former United man also noted that Rashford appears to be healthier now, free from the injuries and multiple woes that have plagued his career in recent memory.
Keane’s comments were echoed by Eric ten Haag, who described United’s number 10 as “unstoppable”.
Ten Hag added that Rashford embodies what it means to be a United attacker.
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