Marcus Rashford is set to start his first game of the season for Manchester United when they face Feyenoord in Rotterdam in the Europa League on Thursday, the Daily Mail reports.
The 18-year old has impressed so far for the Red Devils coming off the bench, scoring the winner against Hull City last month and almost earning a point against Manchester City on Saturday but his effort was ruled out for offside.
According to the report, he may now make his first start of the season when they take on the Dutch club in Thursday’s Europa League group game, and boss Jose Mourinho has suggested as much.
“For me, the next big game is against Feyenoord and the next game he is going to play.
“I trust him completely. I know his future will be absolutely brilliant.
“Normally, people look to the football talent but the personality at this level is very, very important and he was showing that immediately.”
Already, United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had praised the English teenager, expressing belief the youngster will hit the big time if given time.
“First of all, he’s 18, he’s still young,” said Ibrahimovic. “He has a lot of time.
“It’s not like he needs to take over the world today – the club knows that, the coach knows that and the team knows that.
“There is no need to rush to push him and put him in the heat zone, and put a lot of pressure on him because that can have the opposite effect.
“Time by time, he will take over everything. It’s about having patience.”