Phil Neville: Marcus Rashford Is Just As Good As Kylian Mbappé And Ousmane Dembélé

Phil Neville: Marcus Rashford Is Just As Good As Kylian Mbappé And Ousmane Dembélé
Sep 21, 2017

Manchester United News

After bagging a brace against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup last night, Phil Neville believes Marcus Rashford is on the same level as French sensations Kylian Mbappé And Ousmane Dembélé.

Manchester United eased past the visitors with goals from Rashford, Martial and Lingard totalling a 4-1 scoreline and the 19-year-old’s performance earned high praise from Neville.

After being given a chance to play through the middle with Romelu Lukaku watching on from the sidelines, Rashford grabbed himself two goals in the opening 17 minutes. His performance leading to Neville asking the question as to why foreign talents are spoken about more than our own, with many opting for Mbappé and Dembélé over the English talent.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “Everybody praises Ousmane Dembélé and Kylian Mbappé but nobody talks about Rashford in this country. Because he’s English, we just say ‘he plays on the left wing, he’s OK’.”

“He is up there with Dembélé and Mbappé, who also play on either wing. People say you have to play Rashford as a centre-forward but you can play him anywhere because he is good enough.”

“Rashford’s in the same bracket as those two. £100m-£150m players. He is every bit as good as those two and can be in the future because he is improving every season.”

“He broke in under Louis van Gaal and set the world on fire, in his second season under José Mourinho everyone thought he wouldn’t play but he did in all the big games. Now he is adding goals to his game and he can be absolutely world class.”

 

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