SPORT NEWS: Marcus Rashford can match Harry Kane, believes Solskjaer

Manchester United‘s interim coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, assessed Marcus Rashford could match Harry Kane‘s abilities and become a great attacker. Solskjaer thinks Rashford has the ability to become a great striker.

Rashford has been stationed in the centre forward role since Jose Mourinho made way for Solskjaer last month, and the English striker scored three goals in his last four starts.

Rashford could once again be the lead man for United against Tottenham on Sunday, where the Red Devils will have to be keep their eyes wide open at the other end as Harry 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.

“He can be a great striker, can be like Harry Kane, I’m sure he has the ability to achieve that,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“He has a terrible speed, he is now stronger and can hold the ball for us. He is an exciting player to work with,” he said.

Rashford has scored six goals and six assists in 18 appearances for Manchester United in the Premier League this season.

This achievement could be a step for Rashford to be more powerful than last season, as in his appearances in 35 Premier League matches last season, Rashford only scored seven goals and five assists.

United’s trip to London will see Solskjaer, who has previously said he would like to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season, come up against the favourite to get the job in the summer, Mauricio Pochettino.

Solskjaer, who is due to return to Norwegian side Molde in May, was full of praise for his rival, saying, “I’ve only met him once myself. He was a very nice man to speak to and we had a nice chat.

“He’s probably a very good man manager, but you’ve got to ask someone else. From the outside, he looks like that anyway.

“He’s got good players, it’s the same with me. It’s easier to play an attacking way and your way when you’ve got good players, and he’s got lots of good players.”

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