Manchester Untied wonder-kid Marcus Rashford has stated that he wants to emulate Real Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo according to Inside United (via the Manchester Evening News).
Ronaldo – who previously played for United – lead his nation to Euro 2016 glory over the summer and won the UEFA Champions League with his club last season.
Rashford has stated that he must show the dedication and confidence that Ronaldo displays in order to emulate his success. The England international went onto say that he was impressed by the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s attitude and confidence.
“When Cristiano Ronaldo came to United, he was the one who everyone looked up to,” Rashford told Inside United.
“The thing that impressed me the most was the fact he was only young when he came into the side and he wanted to be the best player in the side.
“He worked hard every single day, you saw him in the gym every single day and the results came on the pitch. He openly wanted to be the best player in the world.
“You have to have an approach like that – all the best players in the world do. It’s not arrogance or anything like that, it’s the mindset you need to achieve things.”
Rashford burst onto the stage at United under Louis van Gaal and earned a called up to the England’s Euro 2016 squad. The 18-year-old has scored six goals in 13 games for United, including most recently a last-minute winner against Hull City in the Premier League.
The pacy forward has been included in United’s squad which takes on Feyenoord in the Europa League tomorrow.
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