English Premiership

‘Rashford keeping his feet on the ground’

Marcus Rashford (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Marcus Rashford is staying level-headed after making a stunning start to his Manchester United career, the club's vice-captain Michael Carrick said on Thursday.

Rashford, 18, has shone since being promoted from the club's academy this season, scoring six goals in his 11 appearances, including a stunning strike in Wednesday's FA Cup quarterfinal win over West Ham United.

"Not in his wildest dreams could he have predicted the last two or three months that he's had," Carrick told the club's website.

"He's still got his feet on his ground though. He keeps coming in, he doesn't change, he works hard, he listens, he's willing to learn and I think he's got a great chance of staying at the top for a long time.

"I don't think it's a flash in the plan, in and out. I think he's here to stay and goals like that (against West Ham) - we'll welcome more of them."

United, who are fifth in the Premier League, are vying with local rivals Manchester City for a spot in next season's Champions League.

City, who are fourth and hold the final qualifying spot, visit Chelsea on Saturday, while United are home to bottom club Aston Villa, whose relegation could be confirmed this weekend.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57