Ronaldo: I see some of myself in Manchester United's Marcus Rashford

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Marcus Rashford's rise since scoring a brace on his senior debut for Manchester United has been quite remarkable.

Further goals against Arsenal and Manchester City have only added to the the 18-year-old’s dream start to life in the Red Devils’ first team, becoming a cult hero in the process.

United believe they have a future star on their hands - and it’s difficult to argue with them.


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Rashford has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and looks primed to play a starring role in what could be a bright future at the Theatre of Dreams.

Praise has come in thick and fast for his outstanding performances this campaign, and he’s now been lauded by one of the biggest names of them all - Brazil legend Ronaldo.

In fact, the former striker is such a big fan Rashford that he has drawn comparisons between himself the youngster.

Ronaldo told SunSport: "He’s a very good young player. I see some of myself in him for sure.

“He has courage and he’s fast and is very good with the ball.

“I think for the strikers they have to be hungry to score and I see that with him. He has an amazing future.”

Somewhere in Manchester, Rashford is reading the legendary striker's incredible words and jumping around in excitement like any 18-year-old would. This is Ronaldo we’re talking about here!

How United fans would love for their talented youngster to develop into a player like Ronaldo was.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail reports Jose Mourinho refuses to wait until next summer to succeed Louis van Gaal as manager.

The Portuguese has long been rumoured to take over at Old Trafford, yet recent developments suggest Van Gaal will be allowed to complete his full three-year term.

Much will depend upon whether the Red Devils secure Champions League football and win the FA Cup later this month.

Failure to do both would likely see Van Gaal sacked as manager and Mourinho - or someone else - hired, yet achieving just one of those goals could secure the Dutchman another season in charge.

However, United face another issue with regards to who they choose to lead the club forward next season.

Assistant manager Ryan Giggs has previously voiced a desire to succeed Van Gaal and could call it quits at Old Trafford should he be overlooked by any other candidate.

Regardless of who he decides, Ed Woodward faces an important summer to rebuild United’s tattered foundations. The Red Devils look but a shadow of the side that dominated English football under Sir Alex Ferguson and are at threat of being left behind if the right decisions are not made.

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