Marcus Rashford has the potential to be Manchester United’s Harry Kane, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford has the potential to be in the identical class of participant as Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, in line with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has scored three objectives in his 4 begins since Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United’s caretaker supervisor final month.

The 21-year-old was often performed out huge by Solskjaer’s predecessor Jose Mourinho, although the Norwegian has to date deployed him as a central striker.


Rashford’s type means he has each probability of beginning forward of Romelu Lukaku when United journey to play Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.

And whereas United have to be cautious of Kane’s scoring prowess on Sunday, Solskjaer believes Rashford can change into simply as deadly as his England worldwide team-mate.

“He can change into a high, high striker,” Solskjaer stated. “We are able to speak about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m certain Marcus as effectively. He’s obtained the potential to rise up there.

“He’s obtained horrifying tempo, he’s now changing into stronger and might maintain the ball up for us. He’s an incredible hyperlink participant.”

Kane was 21-years-old on the time of his breakthrough season at Tottenham, when he scored 31 objectives in 51 appearances in the course of the 2014-15 marketing campaign.

Rashford turned 21 final October but had already been a first-team squad member at United for two-and-a-half years by that time, scoring 33 objectives in 133 video games.

A eager advocate of United’s youth coverage, Solskjaer additionally believes that Rashford’s improvement by the membership’s academy have left a selected stamp on his recreation that must be nurtured and inspired.

“He’s been introduced up right here,” the United caretaker added. “There have been a few periods right here with the younger children – ‘Chongy’ [Tahith Chong] and Angel [Gomes] and him and Jesse [Lingard] – they performed collectively in a sure means, so he’s a really thrilling participant to work with.”

The journey to Tottenham would be the first true check of Solskjaer’s spell in cost to date and it sees him come up in opposition to the favorite to interchange Mourinho on a everlasting foundation.

Marcus Rashford has been in effective type for United (AFP/Getty)

Solskjaer was reluctant to talk about Mauricio Pochettino in a lot element, conscious of the headlines that any feedback would possibly trigger, however made his respect for the Argentinean clear.

“I can’t actually remark as a result of I’ve been sat on the surface an excessive amount of. I’ve solely met him as soon as myself. He was a really good man to talk to and we had a pleasant chat,” he stated.

“He’s most likely an excellent man supervisor, however you’ve obtained to ask another person. From the surface, he appears to be like like that anyway.

“He’s obtained good gamers, it’s the identical with me. It’s simpler to play an attacking means and your means once you’ve obtained good gamers, and he’s obtained plenty of good gamers.”

United are eager on Spurs supervisor Mauricio Pochettino (Getty)

Regardless of 5 wins in his first 5 video games, the United caretaker is but to talk with government vice-chairman Ed Woodward about taking up the function completely.

“We’ve not had that dialog,” Solskjaer stated. “You don’t plan 5 – 6 months forward after which immediately after two weeks change that. No, nothing’s modified.

“We simply maintain working each single day on bettering the crew right here. I work with a improbable teaching employees, I’ve to say. We’ll put a plan collectively on how we need to look the subsequent few months.”

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