Marcus Rashford can take free-kicks like Cristiano Ronaldo claims Paul Scholes

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford takes free-kicks in a way that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo does. 

This is according to Red Devils legend Paul Scholes, who has insisted that we're yet to see the youngster's ability from a dead ball situation. 

18-year-old Rashford burst onto the scene last month by netting twice against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on his first start for the club. 


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He followed that up by hitting a brace against Premier League rivals Arsenal just three days later and has been an ever-present in Louis van Gaal's side since. 

Despite the club's indifferent form, the Manchester-born attacker has excited the Old Trafford crowd in recent weeks, but Scholes believes that there is even more to come from the player. 

Class of Rashford

Scholes, who hasn't held back in criticising his former club throughout the course of the season, has also admitted that he isn't surprised by the form of Rashford.

When speaking about the youngster, Scholes stated, as per the Manchester Evening News: "Marcus Rashford, however, is no surprise to me at all. I've seen him play since he was 14 or 15 and then in Paul McGuinness' side. 

"He's obviously only played a few times for the first team and his goals have been what you'd call 'goalscorers' goals' but he's got much so much more than that.

"You've not seen it yet, but he hits free-kicks in a dipping fashion, almost the way Ronaldo does."

After Scholes' comments, United fans will be hoping to see Rashford take a free-kick in a dangerous area in the near future. 

While some fans may well dismiss Scholes' comments comparing the youngster's free-kicks to Ronaldo's, others may well remember the striker's hit against Tottenham in an academy match last year. 

This most definitely proves that the gifted teenager can hit the ball like the Manchester United legend...

United youngsters 

Rashford hasn't been the only youngster to star under Louis van Gaal's regime this season, however; the likes of Guillermo Varela, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Donald Love and co. have been handed their opportunities in the first-team.  

Scholes has insisted, however, that the United youngsters 'wouldn't be anywhere near' the team if the club hadn't endured such a nightmare on the injury scene. 

"The manager has taken a lot of credit giving these youngsters a chance, but they've been very lucky really with the amount of injuries United have had," he stressed.

"If it wasn't for that, most of these young lads wouldn't have been anywhere near the first team yet. If anything, it's probably shown how bad his signings have been that these young lads have come in and have looked brilliant in comparison."

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