Marcus Rashford looks to follow Cristiano Ronaldo's lead at Man Utd
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 30/09/16 6:14pm
Marcus Rashford hopes to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old has enjoyed a stellar start to his United career, with the highlights including scoring on his debut and netting the winner at Manchester City.
Before he started playing for the first team, Utd fan and former youth team player Rashford was watching the likes of Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney from the stands at Old Trafford.
And, speaking to Soccer AM, he said: "In recent years Ronaldo is the example, wherever you put him in the attacking three he's going to make an impact and the opposition are going to fear him.
"Being a constant threat, that's what I need to develop.
"(Wayne) Rooney and Ronaldo were unreal. In 2007/08 it was an unreal partnership, they have been huge players I have looked up to and watched how they perform to try to put into my own performance."
Rashford was on the scoresheet again last weekend as Utd returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Leicester.
The win came after back-to-back Premier League defeats and boosts Utd ahead of another home match against Stoke this Sunday.
"If we work hard as a team then the quality starts to come out," said Rashford. "We have some really good talented individuals."
Asked about the difference between the training sessions put on by Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal last year, he added: "Van Gaal's sessions are directly related to the games, whereas Mourinho is more about making players complete players. They are different and take getting used to, but everyone is relishing it."
See the full interview with Rashford on Soccer AM from 10am on Sky Sports 2 on Saturday