Marcus Rashford beats Kylian Mbappe to become most valuable player of 2021

Marcus Rashford beats Kylian Mbappe to become most valuable player of 2021

- Marcus Rashford is the current world's most valuable player

- The 23-year-old Man United attacker is valued at £150m

- Kylian Mbappe has fallen to fifth on the chart while Messi and Ronaldo have no place in the top 10 on the chart

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has already started the New Year on a bright note after emerging as the world's most valuable player according to CIES Football Observatory's latest review.

The Red Devils' attacker who has scored 14 goals and seven assists in 25 appearances across competitions so far this campaign has been valued at a staggering £150 million.

His stock rose following his contributions in terms of goals for the Old Trafford side as they are currently joint top table toppers with Liverpool on the Premier League table.

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This latest review means that Rashford has taken over from Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe whose value has dropped to £135 million. The Frenchman currently sits fifth on the chart.

Marcus Rashford beats Kylian Mbappe to become most valuable player of 2021

Marcus Rashford trying to get away from Aston Villa players during their 2-1 win at Old Trafford earlier this year. Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United.
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Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland (£137.3m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) £137.1m and Man United's Bruno Fernandes (£137m) all come before the World Cup winner on the chart.

Daily Mail reports that the CIES survey x-rays recent player performances as well as their age, contract situation, and career progression plus their club's wealth and success.

The publication added that the England international's value has soared due to the 14 goals and seven assists he has contributed to United's success so far while they are considered Premier League title contenders for the first time in a while.

Rashford has a deal with his present club until the summer of 2023 with an option for a further year, while Mbappe's value drops owing to the fact that he is yet to sign an extension with his club despite having a similar goals record with the United star.

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Top 10 most valuable

1. Marcus Rashford (Man United) £149.8m

2. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) £137.3m

3.Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) £137.1m

4. Bruno Fernandes (Man United) £137m

5. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) £135m

6. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) £134.1m

7. Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid) £128m

8. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) £126m

9. Raheem Sterling (Man City) £123.9m

10. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) £123m

Meanwhile, there's no place for either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the top 10 chart of the most valuable stars in the world.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Marcus Rashford seems to be learning new ideas since the arrival of summer signing Edinson Cavani to Manchester United as the youngster claims the experienced Uruguayan has added another dimension in attack.

Cavani joined the Red Devils in October after he left French club Paris Saint-Germain, having decided not to renew his contract with the Ligue 1 club.

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And according to Rashford, the former Napoli of Italy goal-poacher has brought something different to the Premier League club’s attack after he set up Bruno Fernandes’ awesome finish in their 2-2 draw with Leicester City on December 26.

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