- Marcus Rashford hailed Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and said he's world's best
- Ronaldo has started strongly at the ongoing World Cup in Russia and currently leads the scoring log with four goals
- Rashford shares a close relationship with Ronaldo as the pair recently have exchanged souvenirs
England’s Three Lions’ forward Marcus Rashford has maintained that Portugal’s superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo remains a good motivator to him, even as he was quick to rate the Los Blancos forward as the world’s best.
The Real Madrid star commenced the ongoing global football fiesta in Russia in superlative form with four strikes in 180 minutes of football.
Currently, the five time Ballon d'Or winner is topping the scorers’ log in the race for the Adidas Golden Boot.
And for the Three Lions’ forward, he shares a close relationship with the former Red Devils’ star who he has no doubt, remains No 1 in the world, just as he continues to put more effort to take his own game, to the next level.
“He keeps making these moments which are unbelievable and there is no better sort of motivation than him,” Rashford was quoted as saying during an interview on ITV, suggests a UK Daily Mail report.
“[Is he the best in the game right now?] I'd say so. He is not only maintaining it but he keeps hitting new heights.
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“To get to that level it takes years and years of doing the same things in training every day.”
Interestingly, both players never met at Old Trafford, but Ronaldo in recent time has shown he appreciates the quality the 20-year-old forward has displayed for both club and country.
Previously, the Uefa Champions League winner presented a pair of red Nike Air Max 97 CR7 trainers as well as an autographed Real Madrid jersey before Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final showdown against Tottenham Hotspur.
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However, with the duo of England’s Three Lions and Portugal’s Selecao doing well so far in Russia, it will be interesting to see how both players will react if they get to face one another later in the tournament.
After overcoming Morocco courtesy of Ronaldo's first half header, the Portuguese are aware that if they survive Iran, they are into the knockout rounds.
On the other hand, should the Three Lions claim a victory over Panama on Sunday, the Gareth Southgate-tutored side are as good as securing a spot in last 16 if Belgium’s Red Devils survive Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles.
Recalling fans’ comments after England’s late goal against Tunisia in their opening game, Rashford stressed that the young team will draw inspiration from the goal throughout the Mundial.
“It was a special night, a night you'll never forget, especially in the manner that we won it,” he submitted.
“I always say when you score late goals like that it's usually down to the support because I'm telling you, a lot of players on the pitch are psychically drained.
“It's definitely the biggest feeling I have had in an England shirt and that stays with us now. We can sort of use that to push off on and build.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Rashford's teammate, Harry Kane will not rule out the prospects of toppling Ronaldo to the Golden Boot award.
Kane enjoyed a scoring run in the English topflight for Tottenham over the years, but would be looking forward to reply his critics on the big stage.
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