HUGE : England coach compares Marcus Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo, makes claim on Mourinho too

Marcus Rashford is fighting for a place in the Manchester United starting eleven.


According to the recent claims made by English National Team Head Coach Gareth Southgate, top English prospect and Manchester United upstart Marcus Rashford is apparently a faster developer than former Red Devils superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Having made his debut for Manchester United in 2015, there is certainly no doubt in the fact that Rashford has been a fast learner at Old Trafford thus far and his impact on United’s recent gameplay has also been immense, as well.

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Currently fresh off his first ever representation for England at the FIFA World Cup, Rashford recently also managed to bag a few goals in the on-going International Break against both Spain and Switzerland, taking him to a tally of five international goals.

However, on the other hand, the 20-year-old has been recently battling for a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI at Manchester United, making just the one solitary appearance this season thus far.

Regardless, England Head Coach Gareth Southgate apparently thinks that Rashford’s development throughout these years has been absolutely superb and has also drawn comparisons to Juventus frontman and five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He is [a special talent]. We have to remember that I don’t think Harry [Kane], at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the matches for Spurs, really. Even if some of those other top players who have broken into the team, some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age, but he wasn’t converting them into the number of goals, so we have got to give him time to develop.”– Southgate recently told UK Newspapers.

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In addition, Southgate feels that when the eventual times comes, Rashford will seemingly leave England will full confidence given the fact that he has been struggling to break into the United starting line-up, with the current level of competition at Old Trafford.

However, Southgate additionally also stated that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is seemingly also a huge fan of Rashford.

“He’s a huge admirer of him, but he’s got his job to do,” Southgate said.