Video Compares Cristiano Ronaldo And Marcus Rashford At 21
Marcus Rashford's form is transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United striker is flying high but can he ever emulate Cristiano Ronaldo? The stats say yes but other evidence might suggest otherwise.
It seems like a ridiculous question to ask, can Marcus Rashford be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo? After all Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Ors, including one playing for Manchester United, and a whole host of league titles and other cup competitions.
But take a quick look at their stats after 149 games for United, the number that Rashford is currently on, and you'll see that the 21 year old is on 40 goals and Ronaldo was on just 31 at the same point.
Sure Ronaldo wasn't always played up front but neither has Rashford been outside of his initial run when he got in the team and the current one, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become manager.
The Juventus forward became a relentless goalscorer proving that you can become more clinical, something Rashford has started proving under Solskjaer.
However someone's put together a video of the two men at the same age suggesting that Rashford still has a long way to go:
Asked recently if his striker can be the same level as Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, Solskjaer said, "Yes. Definitely he can be absolutely top-class. He is only 21 but the maturity he is showing at times is more than 21 and his work rate."
The 21 year old made his first real mistake since the Norwegian took over when he missed a sitter against Burnley with the game at 0-0, before the Clarets took a 2-0 lead.
However generally life since Mourinho has been great for the Wythenshawe born striker as he has netted five goals in nine appearances.
United travel to Leicester on Sunday as they attempt to keep close with Arsenal and Chelsea who are both five points ahead of them in the league.
Solskjaer has completely changed their fortunes around and they are now within reaching distance of a Champions League place for next season.
If he's done this much in just a short time can he turn Rashford into the next Ronaldo?