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Marcus Rashford Credits Man United Legend Wayne Rooney For Helping Him Develop As Striker

England forward Marcus Rashford heaped praise on former teammate Wayne Rooney, crediting the latter for helping him develop into a more clinical striker.

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Marcus Rashford has been a shining light for Manchester United in what has been an inconsistent 2019-20 season. The Man United academy graduate has scored 41 goals in 133 appearances for the Red Devils since making his debut in 2015 while playing under Louis van Gaal. In a recent interview, Marcus Rashford issued a word of gratitude to former Man United captain Wayne Rooney while thanking 'Wazza' for helping him develop in his initial years when he made the jump to the senior team.

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Marcus Rashford played alongside Wayne Rooney during his initial years in the senior team. Van Gaal moved Wayne Rooney to a slightly deeper midfield role in order to accommodate Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial up front. Wayne Rooney is currently Manchester United's leading goal-scorer, having scored 183 goals in 393 appearances for the Red Devils. The former England captain is currently playing for Derby County in the Championship after ending his MLS stint with DC United last year.

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