Marcus Rashford has been the toast of every United fan since netting the winner in Sunday’s Manchester derby and David Beckham has joined the list of Reds praising the 18-year-old.
Beckham is of course a fellow graduate of the Academy after famously ascending the youth ranks with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville as part of the now iconic Class of ’92. As such, the Treble winner knows exactly how Rashford feels to play for his boyhood club, United.
With that in mind, Becks was an interested observer on Sunday when the young striker scored his biggest goal in the biggest game of his fledgling career, jinking around Martin Demichelis to dispatch a cool finish past Joe Hart at the Etihad Stadium before celebrating with an expression of sheer delight.
Taking to Instagram on Monday evening, our former no.7 posted an image of Rashford with the caption: “When a young kid loves the club he is at and loves the game he is playing, this is what you get.
"The excitement in Marcus's face after scoring against our rivals is exactly what a kid his age should look like. It's refreshing to see. Congrats to Marcus on another great day for @ManchesterUnited.”