Manchester United hero Dimitar Berbatov has urged Marcus Rashford to follow Scott McTominay's lead at Old Trafford.

The Scotland international has been in fine form of late after being heavily tipped with a move away from Manchester, with clubs such as Newcastle and West Ham linked.

McTominay fought for his place in the Red Devils team and he has chipped in with a number of key performances and goals over the course of the season so far.

The 27-year-old was named United captain at the weekend against Liverpool and ex-United favourite Berbatov feels he is beginning to set standards in Erik ten Hag's team.

He explained to Betfair: "Marcus Rashford was sick in the week, along with Antony Martial, so dropping the England forward was justified. But even if he wasn't sick, it's still the manager's decision because Rashford has been out of form. When he came on, he didn't do anything spectacular.

"Giving the captaincy to a younger player who is out of form can help them but in this case it was given to the in-form Scott McTominay and he was fantastic.

"There are a lot of similarities between Scott's situation and Marcus Rashford right now.

"He was struggling and no one knew if he was staying at United in the summer. Then all of a sudden he scored a few important goals, including his match-winning brace against Brentford, and he kept pushing to start.

"He's now captained the team so maybe Rashford can see how McTominay has turned around his situation and take something from it.

"Scott knows exactly what he needs to do. Fight for the team, sacrifice himself for the team. He's the type of player every team needs. Without players like him, teams can't go on to do big things, trust me.

"Giving McTominay the armband will elevate him mentally. It will allow him to think more seriously and take more responsibility. It will build him into a better man and player."