Date published: Sunday 18th August 2019 six:01
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Marcus Rashford to become Man Utd’s striking talisman just after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
Rashford is taking the exact same finishing-lessons that led to Cristiano Ronaldo becoming 1 of the most feared marksmen in planet football, reports the Mirror.
The 21-year-old striker began the season nicely with two objectives in the four- opening day win against Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has been urging the young Mancunian to position himself involving the posts prior to striking at objective, just as Ronaldo was coached to do beneath Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo purchased into Ferguson and assistant coach Rene Meulensteen’s strategies and enhanced his objective tally from 23 to 42 as United won the Premier League and Champions League in 2008.
Just as Ronaldo watched film of good United strikers like Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, Rashford is studying Ronaldo to superior comprehend how the Portuguese became so lethal in front of objective.
Rashford grew up watching Ronaldo alongside Wayne Rooney at United and recalled how thrilling it was to watch them from the stands.
“When Ronaldo and Rooney had been at their greatest, absolutely everyone wanted to be like them.” Rashford stated.
“I was in the stands. I went to each and every residence game given that the age of six or seven.
“Ronaldo is the greatest I saw increasing up and saw play reside. He’s won 5 Ballon d’Ors and nonetheless has the determination and drive to enhance. Most individuals do not have that.
“Whenever individuals ask me if it is Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, it is often Ronaldo. Often.”
In 962 profession appearances, Ronaldo has scored 689 objectives at an typical of .72 objectives a game.
Rashford at present averages .27 objectives a game.