Marcus Rashford continues to show maturity beyond his years. At the age of 19, the England international is an old head on young shoulders.

His maturity both on and off the pitch is something to admire and during last night's League Cup Round of 16 tie against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, Rashford's leadership qualities shone through.

Immediately after Rashford's sublime back-heel allowed Jesse Lingard to score with an impressive finish, the 19-year-old went straight over to Victor Lindelof and encouraged him.

Rather than celebrate his own contribution he showed faith in another teammate.


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In his first proper Premier League test, Lindelof struggled against Huddersfield last week and it could be said that his confidence took a hit after a wobbly 70 minutes at the John Smith stadium.

He did, however, look far more assured against Swansea on Tuesday night and that could be in part to Rashford's contribution.

The striker's maturity and elite mentality has always been a factor in his game, but after these encouraging words to Lindelof last night, he has shown qualities of a future captain.

Plenty of people reacted to the gesture on Twitter, expressing their feelings towards Rashford's leadership skills after United's first goal:




Does Rashford have all the qualities to become a future captain of Manchester United?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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