Gary Neville raves about Marcus Rashford after sensational performance against Newcastle

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Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates after scoring against Newcastle (Getty Images)

Gary Neville was full of praise for Marcus Rashford after he delivered a man of the match display in Manchester Uniteds 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James Park.

Romelu Lukaku scored Uniteds first after Rashfords free-kick had been fumbled by Martin Dubravka and he then got on the scoresheet himself late on after being teed up by Alexis Sanchez.

The 21-year-old is in supreme form having scored five goals and assisted five goals in his previous nine games in all competitions and Neville believes he can reach the very top.

Rashford playing up front has been fantastic, I love him to bits, said Neville, who worked with Rashford with the England national team, on Sky Sports after the game.

150 games at the age of 21, the potential is enormous, its actually stepping up beyond potential to where hell be a top-class player.

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People will say about Romelu Lukaku and hows he going to get back in the team, dont worry about that, worry about the kid who is playing and is going to devastate teams.

He was a massive problem all night and deservedly won man of the match, he was brilliant to watch.

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Although Rashford played more games for United than any other player during Jose Mourinhos time in charge, he has thrived since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge last month.

With Lukaku out of action due to personal reasons, Rashford has started as Uniteds main striker in each of Solskjaers four games in charge, playing his part in four successive victories.

Rashford also netted the first goal of the Solskjaer era with a free-kick against Cardiff and it was from a similar situation that United opened the scoring against Newcastle.

Solskjaer certainly has plenty of attacking options to call upon at the moment and he will have been pleased to see both Lukaku and Sanchez make decisive contributions off the bench.

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