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Rashford unfazed by Ronaldo comparisons

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford says the comparisons with Manchester United legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo are inevitable, but he insists that he is just focused on improving as a player.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it is “easy to compare” Rashford with Juventus forward Ronaldo because of the similarities in their “skills, body shape, attitude and attributes”.

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But the 22-year-old has played down the comparisons and says that every striker that comes through at the club will be subject to a similar thing.

“I think as a forward player, ever since I’ve come through, they always compare you with forwards that have been in the past and it’s something that you don’t really have much of an input on,” said Rashford.

“All you do is try to do your best on the pitch and then people outside do the talking about it.

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“It will be a similar thing for [the next crop]. You see the other young players coming through now, they’ll have it in the future as well where they’re always being compared to other forwards.

“It’s just a thing people like to do with forwards so it’s obviously nice, definitely a compliment.

“For me, I understand how far I’ve got left to go to reach the heights they reached so I am very clear-minded and just focused on myself.”