The young United forward has been in superb form since Solskjaer’s appointment, netting three goals in five appearances under the Norwegian.
The manager has full faith in the 21-year-old and sees no reason why he cannot match the standards set by the Spurs goal machine.
Solskjaer has said that Rashford has the potential to be good as Kane when he’s older. Rashford only turned 21 a couple of months ago, thrust in to the first team for club and country a year or so ahead of when it was expected thanks to fortuitous circumstances. We’ll see. pic.twitter.com/OwNxd80cEI
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“He can become a top, top striker,” said Solskjaer, ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
“We can talk about Harry Kane and his class and I’m sure Marcus as well has the potential to get up there. He has got frightening pace, he’s becoming stronger, he can now hold the ball up for us, he’s a great link player.”
The club great, who oversaw a warm weather training camp in Dubai following the Red Devils’ win over Reading in the FA Cup, feels that Rashford’s graduation from the Red Devils’ famed youth academy makes the England international even more likely to succeed.
“He’s been brought up here so there were a couple of sessions with the young kids,” the Man United caretaker boss added. [Tahith] Chong, Angel [Gomes] and him, they play together in a certain way so he’s a very exciting player to work with,” he concluded.
A win over Tottenham on Sunday will not only boost their points tally but will also give them a fair bit of confidence going into the business end of the season.