Manchester United star Marcus Rashford ‘could become as valuable as Kylian Mbappe’, says former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino

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The United forward has scored six goals in his last nine games

Tony Cascarino believes Manchester United star Marcus Rashford could become as valuable as Kylian Mbappe.

The England forward scored the only goal of the game as United beat Tottenham on Sunday to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his sixth successive victory as interim boss.

Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United against Tottenham

Rashford, who has been starting ahead of Romelu Lukaku under Solskjaer, has scored six goals in his last nine games.

And former Chelsea striker Cascarino thinks the 21-year-old could match the quality of France and Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe, who is viewed as one of the world’s best young players.

In his column in The Times, Cascarino writes: “Marcus Rashford was terrific [against Tottenham].

“After the FA Cup final in May, Jose Mourinho said he lacked presence – he doesn’t now.

“With the pace and threat he possesses he could become as valuable as Kylian Mbappe.”

Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boy award in 2017

Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boy award in 2017

Despite scoring the winning goal at Wembley, Rashford wasn’t the star of the show as David de Gea made 11 saves to thwart Tottenham in the second-half.

The Spaniard’s man-of-the-match performance has been hailed by Cascarino.

He added: “I can’t recall a goalkeeping display at Wembley like that since Jan Tomaszewski’s for Poland against England in 1973.


“David de Gea has not been at his best this season but he’s one of the best around – everything Spurs threw at him he saved and not always with his hands.

“It’s a skill for a goalkeeper to use his feet the way he did yesterday.

“The finishing wasn’t great but that wouldn’t give De Gea the credit he deserves.”

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