Phil Neville says Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is as good as Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
The United sensation found the net twice in the Red Devils 4-1 win over Burton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
Rashford completed his brace in the opening 17 minutes and rounded up his fine performance with an assist for Martial. And Neville sees no reason why he should not be rated as highly as Dembele and Mbappe.
“Everybody praises Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe but nobody talks about Rashford in this country,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Because he’s English we just say ‘he plays on the left wing, he’s OK’. He is up there with Dembele and Mbappe, who also play on either wing. People say you have to play Rashford as a centre forward but you can play him anywhere because he is good enough.
“Rashford is in the same bracket as those two – £100m-£150m players – he is every bit as good as those two and can be in the future because he is improving every season.
“He broke in under Louis van Gaal and set the world on fire, in his second season under Jose Mourinho everyone thought he wouldn’t play but he did in all the big games. Now he is adding goals to his game and he can be absolutely world class.”