CASEMIRO has made an incredible prediction about Marcus Rashford.
That’s after admitting he was not expecting the Manchester United striker to be such a good player.
Rashford, 25, has been in exceptional form for his club and country this season.
But he was mysteriously dropped from yesterday’s starting XI at Wolves, prompting fears of a bust-up with Erik ten Hag.
Rashford then came off the bench to score United’s winner at Molineux – his 11th of the campaign.
And he later revealed he had been axed after missing a meeting by sleeping in late.
The England man’s hot streak should see him return for Tuesday’s game against Bournemouth.
And one man who has been left seriously impressed is new team-mate Casemiro.
The 30-year-old himself has been a smash hit since joining from Real Madrid in the summer.
But Casemiro admits he had to pinch himself after seeing how good Rashford was in person.
And the Brazilian reckons United’s leading man can become one of the top five players in world football.
Casemiro told ESPN Brazil: “I’m going to be very honest with you; I was really surprised with the player Rashford is.
“In my opinion, especially knowing the player off the pitch, I can tell you that if he’s doing well, he can be one of the top five players in the world.
“He has an incredible way of hitting the ball, he’s got strength, he’s quick, is very clever playing.
“He was one of the players that really surprised me. Of course, when you play in a different league you already know the player, but when you’re in the same club every day…
“What a spectacular player. I’m enjoying so much playing with him. He gives us a lot of energy.
“I’m delighted to play with him and I’m sure if he stays like this, with the conditions he has, he can easily be a top-five player because he’s exceptional.”
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