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Pereira: “Rashford can become one of the best”

Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira has said that he believes team-mate Marcus Rashford has the potential to become a superstar after his brilliant start to life in the United first team.

Rashford booked himself a place in Roy Hodgson’s 26-man England squad after his impressive displays this season, despite only being 18-years-old.

The youngster scored twice in his debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, and also scored a brace against rivals Arsenal in his Premier League debut. The forward has since gone on to rack up a total of eight goals and two assists for the season, making him an integral part of Louis van Gaal’s side.

Despite only being introduced to the first team due to a number of injuries to United’s attackers, it is unlikely that he will spend time away from the first team again due to his positive start.

Team-mate Pereira, 20, spoke to Goal about Rashford’s potential: “I think he has the potential to be a superstar. He is very young, but has a lot of talent too.

“If he keeps playing this way, with this hunger for goals, and stays humble and learning things, I think that he can be one of the best in the world.

“Everyone at the club knew he was a good player, very talented, but it was a surprise when he stepped in and scored four goals in his first two games. No one even expected that he would play, so it was very surprising even for us who knew him.”

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