Those are the thoughts of Jamie Redknapp.
Rashford has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s side this term.
However, the 19-year-old grabbed his opportunity with both hands when he was given the nod over Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Chelsea yesterday at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford has flitted in and out of the United first team this term
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He will have a massive part to play between now and the end of the season
Playing in his preferred position of up front, Rashford netted the opener as United revived their top-four hopes.
United’s best chance of qualifying for the Champions League next term lies with winning the Europa League.
And Redknapp thinks Rashford will be vital for Mourinho for the remainder of this campaign and in the years to come.
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“Marcus [Rashford] has proved that he is more than capable of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shoes when the Swede calls time at Old Trafford,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“His electric pace gave Chelsea’s back three all sorts of problems and he capped his display with a fine finish.
“As he has shown time and again, Rashford is a man for the big occasion.
“He will have a massive part to play between now and the end of the season.”
United are fifth in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.