Manchester United: Solskjaer identifies the next ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’

The Manchester United boss has tipped his current star to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford and compared him to the former player.

Cristiano Ronaldo may have left Manchester United over ten years ago now, but his presence and legacy still remains highly regarded at Old Trafford. From his spectacular free-kicks to his long darting runs and bullet shots from outside the box, the red devils faithful remember the Portuguese legend with fond memories.

It was hoped that Ronaldo would one day return to where it all begun for one of the best players to ever play football in the sport’s history but with the Portuguese captain having moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018 much of that hope dwindled.

Now it seems Manchester United must find their ‘new Ronaldo’ someone who can fill the boots and the void left by the legend over a decade ago. Someone with the same drive, same ability to score stellar goals and hit the back of the net on a regular and consistent basis.

It seems that according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United already have that man in their ranks right now. The Norwegian United boss compared Marcus Rashford to United’s former star. Solskjaer said via the Guardian that it was ‘very easy to compare’ both Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo and went on to describe how Marcus Rashford had a very similar ‘skills, body shape, attitude, attributes and everything’ to the current Juventus star.

Such high praise is indeed very flattering for Marcus Rashford who has been in the best form of his fledgling career since Solskjaer took over the club and since his main competition Romelu Lukaku departed for Inter Milan this summer.

Rashford is indeed showing similar traits to that of Ronaldo. From the spectacular free-kick goal he scored against Chelsea in the EFL League Cup to his terrific performances in the Premier League in the Manchester derby and against Tottenham where Rashford almost single handedly helped United to secure two victories over their rivals.

Still just 22 years of age Rashford has plenty of time to improve and develop but he could easily replicate some of what Cristiano Ronaldo had done for United. Ronaldo only had 55 goals at 22 years of age for United whereas Rashford has already scored 59.

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