Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Marcus Rashford inspired by Brazil legend Ronaldo

Marcus Rashford inspired by Brazil legend Ronaldo

Before that fateful night, he wasn't even a household name in his own home. Ever since his breakthrough season with Louis Van Gaal, the youngster has continued to impress tremendously.

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He was beaten to the prize by Paris Saint-Germain's exceptional young forward Kylian Mbappe while Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele came second.

Manchester United and England youngster Marcus Rashford has stated that he has been inspired and watched "so much" of legendary striker Ronaldo growing up, with Rashford set to take on Brazil on Tuesday. I was only four, but he was my brother's [Dwaine] favourite player, that's...

"When you're young you watch clips of the best players in the world and try and emulate them - it just tends to happen naturally".

'And I've seen a few bits from him from quite a while back, all the clips on YouTube'. "However, it is his work rate and commitment which is really what makes him such a valuable asset for Manchester United".

They are two special talents in their own right and will, as time goes by, find themselves moulded further by two very different managerial styles that, actually, you can not use as a basis for arguing about who is better than who.

"I've not seen Jesus in the same close-up environment but he's obviously shown from his performances he is a very talented player".

The new edition of Inside United - featuring the full Lingard interview, plus lots more including the Class of '92, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Cantona and Zlatan Ibrahimovic - is on sale now at newsagents, at the Megastore, at Old Trafford on matchdays, or you can buy or subscribe online.

And it's safe to say that Giggs isn't the only United supporter who would opt to keep their local lad rather than swap him if such an opportunity presented itself.

Even some United fans think Giggs is insane...

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