Dean Henderson is full of praise for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson has described how facing English superstar Marcus Rashord in training feels like praising the forward for his venomous shot.
Henderson, who is still on Man United’s ranks, has been loaned out to Nottingham Forest this season on a simple loan deal to help get the talented young goalie some much-needed game time which was not possible here due to the presence of David de Gea.
A product of the academy, Henderson is very highly rated and is rightly considered one of the best young shot-stoppers in England. He has had a great start to life at Nottingham Forest and has impressed with his performances.
Marcus Rashford, who is also a product of the academy has had a much more prolific career to date. After years of enormous success, last season was a reality check for the talented 24-year-old who struggled to get back to speed.
Rashford underwent surgery after the completion of the Euros 2020 and missed the first half of the campaign for the Red Devils. When he returned, he was unable to capture his best form and failed to be influential for Man United.
However, it seems like the English international is slowly getting back to his best under Erik ten Hag with Rashford having a very decent start to the season and finally showing glimpses of the player he once was.
Speaking about the English international, Dean Henderson went on to reveal that it used to be very difficult to face Rashford in training.
“Rashford can slap it, mate. Marcus will be eight yards away, he won’t care you’re in the way, he’ll just slap it straight at you. You can’t even move. You want to get out of the way, but you can’t get out of the way. It stings so much, especially in the winter time! He just doesn’t care about the goalies, I’ll be honest! Not a nice feeling sometimes”
Henderson would have faced Rashford so many times in training and his assessment of the 24-year-old striker gives us a fair idea of how dangerous he can be on a given day. Man United will be hoping to see a consistent Rashford this season.
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After an indifferent last campaign, with a World Cup on the horizon, there is no doubt that Rashford will want to prove a point. He has made a good start but there is still a long way to go and it remains to be seen how the academy graduate makes a statement this season.