Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Macca Inspired by Rash and Lingard

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Macca Inspired by Rash and Lingard

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AS graduates of the United academy, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are the perfect example to all of the current crop that they can break in to the first team.

Lingard joined the academy at seven and is now a first-team regular while Rashford has also been at United from the same age. Axel Tuanzebe has already said he looks up to the pair and hopes to replicate their success, and he's not the only one.

Reserves regular Scott McTominay has admitted he is driven by Lingard and Rashford's first-team success. After being involved with Jose Mourinho's squad at the end of the season, making his full debut against Crystal Palace, the midfielder is more determined than ever to succeed.

He said: "Look at Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, they're now regular first-team players and that's what I need to aspire to be. …

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