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Ryan Giggs believes Marcus Rashford has the talent to emulate a certain Premier League legend

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Over the last two years, Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford has enjoyed an amazing rise to the forefront of England's most successful club.

The English striker burst onto the scene under Louis van Gaal, scoring on his Europa League and Premier league debuts and has never looked back since

Under the leadership of Jose Mourinho, Rashford's role on the pitch has had to be altered to accommodate the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku.

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The athletic teenager is much more naturally suited to a centre-forward role, but in order to get game time, he has had to adapt to a wide left role.

His goal output has taken a bit of a hit, but Rashford is still performing to a very high standard for the Red Devils, terrorising defences, creating chances for others and working as hard as anyone else.

He has earned plaudits from across the footballing globe and the latest person to praise the youngster is United legend, Ryan Giggs.

The Welshman oversaw his introduction to the first-team as Van Gaal's assistant and now, he believes he has the talent to emulate a certain Premier League legend.

Giggs discussed the fact that he is now in his favoured role, saying to ITV Sport: “Yeah that could be a problem for him.

“He’s not going to play centre-forward of United too often with Lukaku, Ibrahimovic as well.

“For England with [Harry] Kane, he’s not going to play centre-forward. He can definitely play out wide, but eventually he’s going to be a No. 9.”

But, he is not negative about his new role and says he is showing similarities with the one and only, Thierry Henry.

“I see similarities with Thierry Henry myself, he’s brilliant off the left,” he added.

“Even if he’s playing centre-forward, he drifts off to the left where you can take players on either side.

“But then, if he’s not played centre-forward a lot and all of a sudden Kane gets injured and you ask him to play up front, he can do it.”

Rashford is likely to play a huge part in United's season and it was him who broke the deadlock against Leicester in their last game before the International break.

He's becoming a significant game changer and if he can try and follow the same path as Henry, Mourinho may even reward him with a centre-forward role.

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