Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likens Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo after Man City victory

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likens Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo after Man City victory

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Marcus Rashford will rise to the level of Ronaldo if he maintains his form

- The England international scored in victories over Spurs and Man City in the last seven days

- Rashford has netted his tenth goal of the Premier League season after 16 appearances

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Marcus Rashford could become one of the best in the world if he maintains his current form.

The England international helped the Red Devils to back-to-back victories over Tottenham and Manchester City in their last two Premier League meetings.

His goal tally grew to ten in 16 matches while the Old Trafford side rose to fifth position on the table as they get ready for rejuvenated Everton this weekend.

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The Norwegian-born tactician has likened the striker to club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he sees similarities between both stars.

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Solskjaer spent his last few years at United alongside Ronaldo and the 46-year-old is hoping Rashford can maintain his form.

When asked if he saw similarities with Rashford, he said: "It’s very easy to compare the two of them, yeah.

"Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes - everything. The boy has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. “Let’s hope he continues like this.”

Solskjaer added: "I don’t want to talk about the number of goals. “As long as he keeps being positive and being direct and thinking about getting in front of the goal and getting chances, he’ll score goals."

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The manager was appointed head coach of the Red Devils last December after the sack of Jose Mourinho and his reign started on a bright note.

After the victories over Spurs and City, Solskjaer is hoping he can finish among top four teams at the end of the season.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United handed their former boss Jose Mourinho his first defeat in charge of Tottenham Hotspur during his visit to Old Trafford this mid-week.

A goal each in either half from Marcus Rashford was all the Red Devils needed to clinch their fifth victory of the season.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli's 39th-minute stunner only ended up being a mere consolation as the Portuguese-born tactician failed to maintain his winning streak at his new club.

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