Marcus Rashford has credited David Moyes with giving him a “priceless” taste of life in Manchester United’s first team.
Rashford broke through into the senior United ranks and made his debut under Louis van Gaal in February 2016, almost two years after Moyes was sacked at Old Trafford.
But the Scot played a crucial role in the forward’s development by inviting Rashford as part of a youth contingent to train with the first team.
Rashford recalls his “priceless” first training session, without which he could not have become such a beautiful boy.
“It was under David Moyes, and it was a group of us that went over,” he told ESPN FC.
“It was an amazing feeling. I remember the training session: We didn’t actually touch the ball. We were just doing shape and stuff like that. But then we go back to our own age group, and what you learned from that little 15 or 20 minutes is priceless as a young academy player.
“Those moments really do start to add up, and when you start training with them more regularly, you pick up more things, more things to learn from. That’s how you become a first-team player.”