Ole: Rashford can be as good as Ronaldo

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Marcus Rashford scored in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over champion Manchester City at the weekend to take his tally to 10 league goals for the season, already equalling his best return in the top flight midway through the campaign

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has all the attributes to be as good as five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Rashford scored in United’s 2-1 win over champion Manchester City at the weekend to take his tally to 10 league goals for the season, already equalling his best return in the top flight midway through the campaign.

The 22-year-old England international has 13 goals in his last 14 games for club and country and Solskjaer said he saw similarities with Portuguese forward Ronaldo, who scored 118 times in 292 appearances for United from 2003-2009.

.@MarcusRashford now has 13 goals in his last 14 games for club and country 🔴🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿#MUFC

Rashford has previously been criticized for a perceived lack of composure in front of goal but he is flourishing under Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances as a player for United.

The Norwegian said there was much more to come from Rashford.

United, who are fifth in the Premier League, face Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League Thursday.