Gareth Southgate handed Rashford his first start of the tournament against Wales on Tuesday night, and he justified his manager’s confidence with two goals in an impressive 3-0 win, including a stunning free-kick.
“He’s been like that for a good six months at Manchester United now,” Neville said of Rashford,
“That period of his life through lockdown when he achieved so much off the pitch, it’s hard to focus on football”.
“I think he’s simplified his life, he’s still achieving great things off the pitch but in a more measured manner, it doesn’t seem as full-on, and on the pitch, we’re now starting to see him”.
“There were people in the last 12 to 18 months that said Rashford needed to be sold at Manchester United. That was never bought into by me. Manchester United could never sell Rashford”.
“He’s a massive talent, he can improve and he will continue to improve and it’s great to see him in an England shirt.”