Marcus Rashford Can Be As Good As Harry Kane – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has the potential to be as good as his England teammate Harry Kane as the pair prepare to face off in the Premier League this weekend.

Rashford is expected to line up as the spearhead of United’s attack when they face Kane’s Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday with both the team and striker on a hot run of form under the interim manager.

Rashford looks reborn under interim coach Solskjaer, scoring three times in the centre-forward position as United have rattled off four straight league wins since the Norwegian took over from the sacked Mourinho in December to close in on the Champions League places.

“He can become a top, top striker,” said Solskjaer. “We can talk about Harry Kane and his class and I’m sure Marcus as well. He’s got the potential to get up there.

“He’s got frightening pace, he’s now become stronger and can hold the ball up for us. He’s a great link player.”

Solskjaer sees Rashford’s academy background as valuable, suggesting the forward has learned from a young age about the attacking style traditionally associated with United.

“Marcus has been brought up here,” he said. “There were a couple of training sessions here (I watched) with the young kids, and Chongy (Tahith Chong) and Angel (Gomes) and him and Jesse, they played together in a certain way. He’s a very exciting player to work with.”

Solskjaer, loaned to United by Norwegian club Molde for the rest of this season, reiterated that there have been no discussions with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over the permanent job despite his desire to take the hot seat.

“No, we’ve not had that conversation,” said Solskjaer. “You don’t plan five or six months ahead and then suddenly change that after two weeks. No, nothing’s changed. We just keep working every single day on improving the team here.

“I work with a fantastic coaching staff, I have to say. We’ll put a plan together on how we want to look the next few months.”

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