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Goal against Chelsea, goal against Anderlecht in extra time, penalty won against Swansea City appearing to dive, big goal against Celta on Thursday, Marcus Rashford has been attracting even more attention that usual these last weeks. How is he handling it? According to teammate Jesse Lingard, without a problem.
He can handle the pressure. He’s been about long enough now to handle the pressure
the 24-year-old midfielder told reporters, confident that his just 19-year-old teammate is already mature enough to deal with the extra attention.
He’s scored major goals and again he’s got the important goal. He’s still growing. His knowledge of the game and his game intelligence will continue to grow and he’ll keep learning and go from there
Lingard said. As for the criticism Rashford received for how he earned that penalty against Swansea City;
It’s part and parcel of football. He’s going to learn. People are always going to have an opinion. You’ve just got to focus on the next game and he’s bounced back with that goal
were Lingard’s words. Last, he was asked to comment on Rashford’s first ever free-kick goal against Celta.
Of late, he’s been put on set-pieces and his corner delivery and free-kicks have been excellent. Close to goal he’s got a real chance of scoring
was his comment.