Manchester United will want to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after his sensational departure from Old Trafford, but Erik ten Hag may already have his ideal replacement right under his nose. Ronaldo, 37, has left the club for the second time following his jaw-dropping interview with Piers Morgan, in which he slammed Manchester United during the no-holds-barred discussion.
When the dust settles, Ronaldo and his legacy should be restored. But, for United and their manager, filling his shoes is the top priority – and he shouldn’t look any further than his current options.
Marcus Rashford, an academy graduate, has returned to form this season, with eight goals and three assists, and has now carried that form onto the international stage.
Indeed, he scored a devastating match-winning double as England defeated Wales in their World Cup match on Tuesday night.
Rashford added a second and England’s third goals at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium after scoring a Ronaldo-esque free kick immediately after the restart. His performances in Qatar have enthralled fans, but experts believe Erik ten Hag is transforming the England winger into a true world-beater..
In the build-up to the Wales game, ex-United striker Louis Saha compared Rashford to France and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. “I really like Marcus Rashford, and you know he can be a starter,” he said. He’s both a talent and a threat..
Rashford is a huge talent, and I’m thrilled to see him at this level. Although Harry Kane is the best player in the England squad, Rashford is my favorite player in the squad because of his style, and I enjoy watching him play. When Rashford has the tiger’s eye, he’s unplayable and on par with [France striker] Kylian Mbappe.
When compared to another modern sensation, BBC Sport host Gary Lineker appeared to agree. He stated: “Marcus Rashford, what a turnaround.
“He’s returned this season and gradually worked his way back into Manchester United’s lineup; this is the Rashford who poses a threat and is dangerous. Yes, he doesn’t always play like this, but he gets past players and beats them..
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