Brazil legend Ronaldo has admitted he sees some of himself in Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford.
Rashford has scored seven times in just 15 games for United since bursting onto the scene with four goals in his first two senior starts against Midtjylland and Arsenal in February.
The 18-year-old, who was only handed a start when Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up ahead of the Midtjylland clash, is heading for an ‘amazing future’, according to Brazil’s second highest all-time goalscorer.
“He’s a very good young player,” Ronaldo told The Sun of Rashford. “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.”
Ronaldo also hailed Wayne Rooney, backing the England captain to retain his place for the European Championships this summer and claims England deserve to taste glory.
“He’s amazing as a person — I have met him before — and as a player. He’s an icon for England. He was playing a little bit behind the striker in midfield in that game. He was very good. He’s a worker.
“I’m sure that he will play. He’s the captain. He can still give England his best performances.
“In the qualifiers they had 10 matches and 10 victories. I think England are the favourites to win. You have the best qualifying performance.
“I would love to see England win. In England people love football so much, you deserve to win with the national team.”