After failing to register a single win in three consecutive games, Manchester United turned things around with wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Man City.
And one of the stand-out performers in both of those games was Marcus Rashford. The Englishman opened the scoring in both, taking his goal tally to 13 in the last 14 games for club and country.
Rashford also hit double figures in terms of Premier League goals this season, equaling his highest ever goal tally in the league just midway through the season.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been so impressed with the youngster’s performances this season that he feels there is a young Cristiano Ronaldo in him. The Norwegian proceeded to compare the England international to the Juventus star, who recorded over 100 goals for the Red Devils.
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“It’s very easy to compare the two of them, yes,” Solskjaer said. “Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes – everything. The boy has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. Let’s hope he continues like this.”
The academy graduate has received his fair share of criticism since his debut season, as fans grew impatient of him unable to hit good figures in terms of goal contributions per season.
But under the former Cardiff City boss, the forward seems to have reinvented himself and looks much sharper in his new established role as a winger.
With 13 goals and 4 assists in 21 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit, the young winger has become one of United’s most crucial players this season. And the gaffer believes there’s much more to come.
“As long as he keeps being positive and being direct and thinking about getting in front of the goal and getting chances, he’ll score goals,” the Norwegian insisted.