Rashford can be as great as Ronaldo and Rooney – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that Marcus Rashford has what it takes to become great like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

He made this statement after Rashford marked his 150th appearance for United with a stunning strike and compelling performance.

When asked if Rashford can one day be as great as Rooney and ­Ronaldo, Solskjaer, who played with both at United in the latter years of
his career, said: “Yeah, definitely. He can be absolutely top-class.

“He’s only 21, but he is showing ­maturity at times beyond that. The more you score the more chance you have of being confident, of running into the same positions, and the way he works during the week is fantastic because he practises a lot.”

“He’s a proper Manc.

“You can’t kick him and keep him down, he’ll stand up for a fight and stand up for himself and a team-mate.”

Reacting to Rashford’s recent form, captain Ashley Young stated that he has a lot to learn.

“He’s not a bad person to learn off, is he?” said Young. “With the career he had and what a player he was.

“The manager will guide him, and Marcus just wants to learn. He’s on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off, ­because he just wants to be out there.

“It’s fantastic to see, he’s got that hunger, that desire, he’s a winner, and when you come through the academy here, you’ve got that in abundance.

“He can only get better.”



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