Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is soaking up everything he possibly can from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has encouraged the rest of his team-mates to do similar.
The teen striker has had his first-team game time limited by the arrival of the Swedish superstar, who is equal leader in the Premier League scoring charts with 14 goals to his name, but Rashford said what he is not getting in game time he making up for in experience just watching the well-travelled forward playing and training.
‘For the young players to see his character and the way he approaches every game is invaluable. Some players can’t bring that when they move clubs,’ said Rashford.
‘We have to try to learn from him while he is here and take what we can from his game.’
The promising youngster has made 26 appearances this season, most coming off the bench, and has scored six goals in all competitions, adding to the impressive start he made last season to take his United total up to 14 goals in 44 games to date.
And Rashford said he is spoiled for role models at Old Trafford, with captain Wayne Rooney – who recently equalled the club’s all-time goalscoring record – also coming in for praise.
‘Zlatan and Rooney are the two that stand out. I grew up watching Rooney play week in, week out at Old Trafford, so those are the two that you look at and try to emulate,’ he added.