Marcus Rashford has “always looked unstoppable this season,” says Luke Shaw, with Manchester United going ahead with every chance at some point in his career to win the Ballon d’Or.
A highly-rated frontman at the age of just 22 is approaching the end of a fifth season as part of Red Devils’ first-team setup.
Louis van Gaal gave Marcus Rashford a big break in 2016. Rashford has now registered 64 goals in 201 appearances for United-including a personal-best return of 19 this term.
The injury had threatened to bring his 2019-20 campaign to a premature conclusion before the coronavirus outbreak, but he’s now back to full fitness and ready to start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when Premier League action resumes.
With his impressive development, Shaw expects Rashford to remain an important figure for the Red Devils, keeping him on an upward trajectory.
“He’s greatly improved from the time he first came on the scene, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch as well,” Shaw told United’s official website when asked by a supporter whether Rashford might one day win the Ballon d’Or.
“He is so smart. He’s turned into a man and I think everyone has seen how he’s driven himself off the pitch; he’s been unbelievable especially during this pandemic. He is a big model for everyone. He’s matured so much, and a lot of credit goes to him and his family as well, who kept him very grounded, “Shaw said.
United has also taken pride in developing their home-grown talent, with another success story being Rashford for their selection.
Shaw hopes that more can be motivated by the efforts of a modern-day star, with an international England demonstrating what a combination of talent and hard labor can do.
“He’s a major inspiration for many young people, particularly those from Manchester. At times this season, he has looked invincible and he has looked so optimistic. I’ve never seen it him before. He’s always been confident but not at this level, and he’s so mature. He knows he has the potential to be one of the best and he is continuously pushing himself to improve that. There’s no reason why he keeps pushing himself if he keeps on going because one day he can’t win it (the Ballon d’Or),” Shaw added on Rashford, with whom he works at club level and internationally.