Big Sam counting on Mourinho playing Man Utd whizkid Rashford

England coach Sam Allardyce is hoping Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho maintains the development of Marcus Rashford.

Big Sam reckons the teenager will be undroppable if he shows the form of the second half of the last campaign.

Allardyce said: “He’s a talent. If he sees that talent emerge like it did last year, he picks himself.

“I hope he continues to play. It will just be down to himself.”

Anthony Martial, 20, will also compete for a place — but Allardyce sees Rashford as a special talent.

The 61-year-old said: “It’s not easy to put those youngsters in when you’re a Premier League manager, because of the cost of failure now.

“But when you get somebody emerging like that, it’s encouraging to think that talent is lurking.”

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