Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed youngster Marcus Rashford, claiming that, the England international has the potential to “emulate club legends Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Rashford scored the winner during United’s 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday, which was his 150th appearance for the club, reaching the mark at a younger age than Rooney and Ronaldo.
The duo left Old Trafford as club legends and Solskjaer believes that Rashford can reach the same level in his career.
“Definitely, he can be absolutely top class. He is only 21 but the maturity he is showing at times is more than 21 and his work rate. The more you score the more you believe you are going to score and everyone says when you don’t score ‘he is bound to score soon,” he said as quoted by ESPN.
“The more you score the more chance you have of being confident, running into the same positions. The way he works during the week is fantastic because he practices a lot. It is a pleasure working with him. “
The 21-year-old has been in brilliant form for the Red Devils under Solskjaer, scoring five goals in the seven games under the Norwegian as United make a dash to finish in the top four come the end of the season.