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Marcus Rashford names the skill he can do exactly like Cristiano Ronaldo

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There's no stopping Marcus Rashford and Manchester United at the moment.

When the young Englishman first broke onto the scene in early 2016, his start to life in the Premier League almost seemed too good to be true. And while his dramatic brace against Arsenal will live long in the memory, it's the fact he continues to improve that should impress the most.

So many young stars have risen through the ranks at Old Trafford, we're looking at you Federico Macheda, and fizzled out immediately; not Rashford.

That's been no more apparent than this season with the 19-year-old riding the wave of the Red Devils' impressive start to the campaign with only goal difference denying them top spot.

Rashford has already scored three times this season and provided three assists in the famous red jersey.

It's such form that's allowing him to hold off a resurgent Anthony Martial and win over a Jose Mourinho granted who him so few starts last season.

That being said, Rashford was still able to produce a great number of exciting moments in the 2016-17 campaign and the Englishman was crucial during the Europa League journey.

Most United supporters were shocked to see Rashford line up to take a free-kick during the away trip to Celta Vigo in the quarter-finals but the decision was soon vindicated. The 19-year-old curled home a glorious set piece to all but secure his sides' place in the final.

Celta Vigo v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League - Semi Final: First leg

Perhaps only his teammates knew he had that in his locker but - on his own admission - that was simply a taster.

Rashford opted for a rudimental in-step strike with a view to curling the ball home, much unlike Cristiano Ronaldo's 'knuckle ball' approach with its straight run-up and minimal follow through

For Rashford that's merely challenge accepted.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, when asked about Ronaldo's free-kick technique, he stated: "I can do it like he does it but I haven't done it yet."

It's a big claim, there's no doubting it. There's a difference between simply being able to strike a 'knuckle ball' and to feel capable enough to emulate its patentor. 

Manchester United's Portugese midfielder

Besides, you could argue that Harry Kane can do it like Ronaldo but on evidence from Euro 2016, Rashford might not have much to beat in the England squad.

We wait and expect, Marcus.

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