Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford responds to Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has responded to the suggestion from his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he could reach the same heights as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rashford has certainly made a fine start to his Old Trafford career, scoring 58 goals and notching up as many as 191 appearances for the club, all by the age of just 22.

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Still, the England international has had his critics in his time in the United first-team, so it may be that Solskjaer hyping him up as someone with the potential to be the next Ronaldo wouldn’t necessarily go down well with a number of fans.

Discussing the comparison himself, Rashford admitted it was a compliment, but essentially shrugged it off as something he’s aware he’s not at all close to achieving at the moment.

“The Ronaldo thing was nice, definitely a compliment,” he told BBC Sport.

Marcus Rashford has spoken about comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo

“But I understand how far I’ve got left to go to reach the heights he reached so I am very clear-minded and focused on myself.”

Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time after a remarkable career for the likes of Man Utd, Real Madrid and Juventus, so if Rashford can be half as successful he’ll probably still go down as a Red Devils legend.

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