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​Mata heaps praise on Man Utd youngster Rashford

Juan Mata believes Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford has great future in the game.

The 18-year old striker once again stole the headlines on Sunday, after scoring the decisive goal in United's 1-0 win over rivals Manchester City.

"Marcus showed again that he is a great player in the making," said Mata.

"We all believe in him, although we must remember he's still very young and he's just arrived in the first team."

Rashford's fellow-United academy product Jesse Lingard echoed those sentiments, and revealed he is helping the young striker remain focused.

"He was buzzing, but I was keeping him grounded," joked Lingard. "He is already grounded anyway to be fair and is looking forward to the rest of his career."

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