Cenk Tosun scored his first Everton goal at Goodison Park as they beat Brighton 2-0 in the Premier League.
United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday in a match that could have huge ramifications on who finishes second behind Manchester City this season.
"Scott is fantastic, it is a joy to play next to him", Matic said. "His determination to improve is the biggest feature I've picked up from his game", Rashford said of his Belgian counterpart.
The modern-day rush to judgement is one reason why Rashford has been unable to go through his slump without others noticing.
Moments after the United chief completed his note, David De Gea's long-ball was flicked into the path of Rashford by Lukaku. "It is in training where I'm doing most of my learning".
Despite the abundance of international talent on display, the game was played at the kind of frantic pace typical of English derby games down the years.
"Against Crystal Palace, he improved us a lot in the second half when he came into the game".
According to Sky Sports, 66 per cent of United's attacks emerged from the left side and it was borderline negligible that Lovren and Van Dijk didn't swap positions. "It was a straight choice".
Tottenham forward Kane has won the Golden Boot in each of the past two campaigns and is joint-top of the standings this year with 24 goals, alongside Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah. Of course he was fundamental.
It wasn't the only aerial battle that United considered exploiting either.
"If you are in Manchester you need a little bit of luck or help with right decisions, not wrong decisions".
"Because he [Klopp] was not speaking against the referee".
But one knock-on effect of Rashford's impressive performance is a problem for Mourinho, in terms of Paul Pogba.
The Liverpool coach has often stressed he does not see the captain's armband as a guarantee of selection for the biggest games.
"We needed to be there when Rashford cut back for his first goal, 100 per cent. I don't know who but we were not there". But he also clearly believes in the 'tough love' approach towards a youngster who admits he still has much to learn.
"When he decided to break the intensity of the game... that was a wonderful solution that some more experienced players wouldn't make and the fans reacted against the kid".
He said: "He is an important guy for me".