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Ashley Young : Rashford Can Set the World Alight

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Ashley Young believes his Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford can show everyone just how good he is at the World Cup.

Rashford, 20, made his international debut in May 2016 before Roy Hodgson named him in England's squad for Euro 2016.

He become the youngest England player to play in the tournament at 18 years and 229 days when he made a substitute appearance against in the 2-1 win over Wales.

Young believes the United forward is now ready to make a major impact on the international stage at the World Cup this summer in Russia.

Rashford has made 17 England appearances and scored two goals

"I think he (Rashford) will cope really well, he has his feet firmly on the ground and he wants to learn every day," Young said.

"He's one of them that the manager has to tell him 'come inside' because he wants to stay out and play non-stop.

"I've said it since I saw him in the youth team, he has a massive future ahead of him. He's a fantastic player and if he keeps on going the way he is he can set the world alight.

"The World Cup can be a stage for him to show everyone just how far he has come since he made his debut.

"If you look at the goals Rasford scored on how many different debuts - that just shows in itself that he steps up for the big games.

"He can produce. He's been fantastic for us at Manchester United and he will definitely be a major player for us at the World Cup."

There have been concerns over Rashford's development at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho due to a lack of game-time under the Portuguese boss.

Young, however, dismissed those concerns and refused to discuss club issues while on international duty.

He added: "We are hear to talk about England, it's not about Manchester United. I've always said Marcus is a fantastic player and of course every player wants to play week in, week out.

"Whether you are his age or you are my age we want to play, but competition for places is like that at the best teams and here as well at England.

"Everybody is here on merit and their ability. They have to show that. It is a tough job for the manager to pick the team and I'm glad I'm not in that position.

"The training so far has been at a high level and everyone is looking sharp. It's not just a team game of 11 players, it's a squad game. We have to be ready for when the call comes."

England face Nigeria and Costa Rica in their two warm-up fixtures before kicking off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.

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I like Rashford, has the potential to pull absolute magic out the bag. But he's so young so shouldn't expect too much from him.

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