Give Rashford time to shine, insists Southgate

Marcus Rashford scored the winner with a clinical finish at the King Power Stadium

Marcus Rashford scored the winner with a clinical finish at the King Power Stadium

"He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 mins, if you divide that by 90, gives 29.7 matches".

"In two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals".

"Marcus Rashford is not [Liverpool striker] Dominic Solanke".

He's Marcus Rashford, Manchester United player, with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions.

At just 18 years and 141 days, he became the youngest scorer for United in European competition and landmarks and records tumbled after that: scoring on his debut in the Premier League, the Champions League and League Cup, and in his first appearances for the England Under-21s and the England senior team - the youngest player to achieve that.

"When he's mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again".

Since Alexis Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford in January, Rashford has made eight starts for United and just one this season.

"Right now I am at Chelsea and my focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea", said Loftus-Cheek.

"He (Rashford) has still played a lot of football, although maybe not the continuous starts, and I'm really pleased for him that he leaves England full of confidence".

"It gets to the point when you ask if he will ever be an England regular or Manchester United's real centre-forward".

Rashford subsequently went to Euro 2016 as England's boy wonder but only played a cameo role in that tournament and was then largely a substitute at this summer's World Cup.

"'If you don't mind to lose a couple of minutes, I'm going to do something not for you but the United fans and I think I hold myself to the United fans and for them I am going to spend two minutes with you".

At his pre-match press conference ahead of United's trip to Watford in the Premier League, Mourinho saw the amusing side of the incident and joked he would have been penalised on the pitch.

"A prodigious talent", former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted after Rashford scored England's goal with a cushioned volley in the 1-0 win over Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday.

"He is only 20 years old and he probably needs a little more time, but I think this season is a big season for him".

Marouane Fellaini is a doubt for the Watford game, with Mourinho also suggesting Ander Herrera may be ruled out because of an ankle problem.

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