Flores impressed by United’s new kid on the block

Date published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 3:19

Marcus Rashford

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been impressed by Marcus Rashford’s impact in his first couple of appearances for Manchester United.

Rashford made his Premier League debut in the victory against Arsenal on Sunday and the Hornets will hope to halt his progress when they play the Red Devils on Wednesday evening.

And the 18-year-old product of the United academy followed up his brace in the 5-1 Europa League win against FC Midtjylland with another double to take his tally to four goals in just two matches for the club.

“He looks really good and I love younger players,” Flores added. “I love how he moves to the space and how he moves inside the box.

“He is a very good talent for the future of England and very good news for Manchester United.

“With the younger players when they knock on the door, as a coach you need to open the door and say ‘okay you are ready to go’ and this is what has happened.

“Manchester United have had a lot of injuries, a very difficult period for them, and this is the moment when the younger players use the opportunity to establish themselves in the team.”

Asked if he had a plan in place to stop Rashford on Wednesday night, Flores joked: “It is impossible to show too many videos [to my squad] because he has played only two matches.”

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