English Premiership

Rashford to follow Ronaldo's example

2016-10-01 12:18
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford reveals that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the player he looks up to the most in world football.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene last season amid the Red Devils struggles in front of goal. He grabbed his opportunity with both hands scoring five goals in 11 starts to earn a call-up to the England squad for the Euros.

With the acquisition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the youngster has been relegated to more of a bench role this season, but his impact has been impressive all the same and he's already scored four times in all competitions.

Rashford was coming through the youth ranks when Ronaldo was tearing up the Premier League for United and the 18-year-old admits he looks up to the Portuguese star.

He told Soccer AM: "In recent years Ronaldo is the example, wherever you put him in the attacking three he's going to make an impact and the opposition are going to fear him.

"Being a constant threat, that's what I need to develop.

"(Wayne) Rooney and Ronaldo were unreal. In 2007/08 it was an unreal partnership, they have been huge players I have looked up to and watched how they perform to try to put into my own performance."

The Red Devils are currently on a three-match winning streak and Rashford believes hard work will be the key to their success this season.

"If we work hard as a team then the quality starts to come out," he added. "We have some really good talented individuals."

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