Marcus Rashford has named the seven Manchester United legends and three current rival strikers he looks up to.
Rashford is already enjoying his best season as a Premier League centre-forward, with his nine goals in 26 games beating last season’s seven strikes in 35 matches.
The England international has been used in a more central position under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after toiling as a winger under Jose Mourinho, and his performances have markedly improved.
Rashford has named the players he wishes to emulate if he is to continue in his development.
“I think for me, Giggsy, Nicky Butt, Scholesy, Gary Neville – they’ve been the example to a lot of the young ones coming up, and they’ll be forever that,” he told GQ. “So they hold special value, probably, to every academy player at United.
“Then for me it was the players like Rooney, Ronaldo. Van Nistelrooy was very good.”
On which modern-day strikers he looks up to, Rashford hailed forwards from Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.
“I think, probably the most all-round centre-forward is Sergio Aguero,” he said.
“Even on an off day, he can score you three or four goals. That, for me, is one trait of a centre-forward that I would take all day long. When you’re not having a good game, but you’re still scoring goals. That is a skill on its own.
“Also Harry Kane, his positioning, his movement – very clever player. I like Aubameyang as well.”