Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has said that Marcus Rashford has been ‘unstoppable’ this season. He also said that Rashford has every chance of winning the Ballon d’Or in the future.
Marcus Rashford has been a phenomenal presence for the Red Devils since making his debut in 2016. He is just 22 years old and has approached his fifth season for the Red Devils. He has made 201 appearances for United so far scoring 24. Luke Shaw has nothing but praise for the youngster and has backed him to win the Ballon d’Or in the near future.
“He’s improved greatly from when he first came on the scene, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch as well,” Shaw told United’s official website when asked by a supporter if Rashford can win the Ballon d’Or one day.
“He’s matured so much. He’s really turned into a man and I think everyone’s seen the way he’s conducted himself off the pitch; especially during this pandemic, he’s been unbelievable.
“He’s a massive example to everyone. He’s matured so much and a lot of credit for that goes to him and also to his family, who have kept him very grounded.
“He’s a big inspiration for a lot of young people, especially the ones who are coming through from Manchester.
“In Marcus, they’ve got someone to look up to not just on the pitch but off it too, which is really nice to see. As a player, he’s improved so much but he always wants to learn, always wants to get better and, to me, he’s getting better every time I see him play.”
“He’s looked unstoppable at times this season and he’s looked so confident. I haven’t seen that in him before. He was always confident, but not to this level, and he’s matured so much.
“He knows he has the ability to be one of the best and he’s pushing himself all the time to maximise that. There’s no reason why, if he keeps going, keeps pushing himself, that he can’t win it (the Ballon d’Or) one day.”
United have been focusing on their youth set up for quite some time now with Sir Alex Ferguson handing first-team opportunities to the academy graduates during his time. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also promoted several youngsters like Scot McTominay, Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams. Rashford has made 31 appearances this season before getting injured. However, he has recovered in time and is ready to lead the attack for the Red Devils on June 19.