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Rashford compared with Kane

12th January 2019, 08:28 by Nick Harris

Man Utd's Marcus Rashford has the attributes to develop into a top striker like Spurs' Harry Kane, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has been deployed in his favoured centre forward role since Jose Mourinho made way for Solskjaer last month, duly rewarding the Norwegian with three goals in his last four starts.

The 21-year-old striker could once again be the focal point of the attack at Tottenham on Sunday, where United will have to be on guard at the other end as Kane looks to get on the score-sheet for the seventh successive game.

Kane is widely recognised as one of the best strikers in the Premier League but Solskjaer sees no reason why academy graduate Rashford cannot eventually reach that level.

Speaking upon his return from United's warm weather training camp in Dubai this week, Solskjaer said: "He can become a top, top striker.

"We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, I'm sure Marcus has 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.

"He's been brought up here and there were a couple of sessions (in Dubai) with the young kids, (Tahith) Chong, Angel (Gomes) and Jesse (Lingard), where they play together in a certain way.

"He's a very exciting player to work with."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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