Rashford names best player he has played with or against

Date published: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 12:25

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has named the best player he has ever played with or against.

Rashford made his United debut in February 2016, establishing himself in the first team after bursting onto the scene.

The forward has played 82 games at club level, scoring 24 goals and winning four trophies.

He has also scored two goals in 11 England appearances, and was one of few to impress at Euro 2016 despite his limited game time.

The 19-year-old has played with talents such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling, and has come up against elite opposition such as Joel Ward.

But when asked to name the best player he has played with or against, Rashford told ESPN: “Ronaldo in the Super Cup – he was only on for 20 minutes or so but if you look at his movement and how he’s changed to what he is now, it’s amazing how he still continues like he does.

“Ronaldo, Messi, Rooney, Neymar – everyone knows good football when they see it and that’s what I like to watch as well. You try to take things from them, especially when you’re young, until you find your own identity. You try to emulate those players a lot and they’re the things that make you into the player you are. It’s hard to name a specific aspect but you can take things like mentality.

“Brazilian Ronaldo has had the biggest World Cup performances, I’d say. And his were among the most enjoyable to watch. There were a lot of top players who performed in the World Cup and went to another level.”

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