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Marcus Rashford V Sadio Mane Is A Surprisingly Close Match-Up

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Marcus Rashford V Sadio Mane Is A Surprisingly Close Match-Up

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been growing into his potential over the past few seasons, becoming an important player for the Red Devils and England.

However, there are still few who would have him down as one of the top, top players in the Premier League - with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, and teammate Bruno Fernandes all seen as at a higher level.

However, looking at the stats, the 23-year-old may actually be challenging this group. Matched against one of them, Liverpool's Mane, he comes off pretty well.

Rashford largely matches or betters the Anfield favourite during the current season and the 2019/20 campaign in the Premier League.

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This season they both have six goals in 14 top flight appearances, with Rashford slightly ahead on assists - with four to Mane's two.

Rashford v Mane
Rashford v Mane

Even when you go more in depth, the England international is bettering his rival in his shooting accuracy and success - Mane is only matching his goals tally as he takes more shots.

Rashford v Mane 1
Rashford v Mane 1
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You may think that this is something new, and Rashford has just hit form in a small sample size. However, last season's numbers are very similar again - Mane has one more goal and they were equal on assists.

Rashford v Mane 2
Rashford v Mane 2

It was also very similar when you get to their shooting abilities and goals per minute.

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rashford v mane 3
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All this is despite Rashford playing in an inferior Manchester United side to Mane's all-conquering Liverpool.

Fans are now starting to rethink the pair's relative ablities...could Rashford be even better than many think?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man utd, Marcus Rashford, Sadio Mane, Man United

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