Welbeck tips Rashford for success at Man United

Date published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 4:55

Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck has heaped praise on striker Marcus Rashford after his stunning introduction to the Manchester United first team.

Rashford scored twice in United’s Europa League victory over Midtjylland and then bagged himself another brace just three days later in a 3-2 win over Welbeck’s Arsenal.

Welbeck, who used to play for the same community club as Rashford, has been delighted with the 18-year-old’s start to life in Louis van Gaal’s side.

“He’s done brilliantly well. Individually I was really pleased for him, obviously to make a great debut like that in the Europa League and then into the weekend he did well,” Welbeck told the Daily Mirror.

“It was disappointing [for us] on the day. I was down when we lost that match. I’m pleased for Marcus but disappointed to lose that game.”

The Arsenal striker also revealed that United’s new star has close ties to his own family.

“My brother is very close with his family. He’s known his family for a very long time and Marcus was coming through the ranks at United when I was playing in the first team and I would see him all of the time.

“He’s someone that I always spoke to. He’s a great kid. He’s very level headed. He’s got great potential and I hope he does very well. I’ve spoken to him a couple of times.

“Fletcher Moss was where it started for me and a lot of other players as well. It’s vital that they get the stature back up again, get everything running smoothly again.

“There’s a lot of talent in Manchester that grows up in and around that club. Hopefully it can keep going for many more years.”

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