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Marcus Rashford told 'Don't grow a big head' by former Manchester United prodigy

Published 06/03/2016

Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a meteoric rise since being catapulted into Manchester United's first team
Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a meteoric rise since being catapulted into Manchester United's first team

Teenage striker Marcus Rashford has been told he must keep working hard, ignore the hype surrounding him and have a little luck to succeed in the long term at Manchester United.

According to former United prodigy Federico Macheda, Rashford needs to capitalise on his sensational start in the first team at Old Trafford, where he has netted doubles against FC Midtjylland and Arsenal in his first two senior appearances.

The 18-year-old was only given an opportunity after Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up for the Midtjylland match but now looks set to be given an extended chance by Louis van Gaal.

Macheda - who, as a 17-year-old in 2009, scored in his first two United appearances but then struggled to oust the big-name players in the squad at the time - has urged Rashford to seize his chance.

The forward, now at Cardiff, told the Sun: "Marcus needs to continue working hard, don't grow a big head, don't read or listen to all the hype and be lucky with injuries.

"The kid has got a great chance to play more than I had, so he must stay as calm and hungry as he is now.

"United will look after him - so everything is stacked in his favour."

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