Marcus Rashford as good as Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, says Phil Neville
Last Updated: 21/09/17 9:55am
Phil Neville believes Marcus Rashford can be world class and is as good as Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.
Rashford scored twice and set up another as Manchester United eased to a 4-1 win over Burton on Wednesday night to send them through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
The 19-year-old scored in the cup holders' first attack with a delicate chip on five minutes before doubling his tally 12 minutes later with a fierce 20-yard drive. He also set up Anthony Martial for United's fourth goal.
After putting in such a fine performance, the former United defender Neville believes he is on the same level as PSG's Mbappe and Barcelona's £96m summer signing Dembele.
"Everybody praises Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe but nobody talks about Rashford in this country," Neville told Sky Sports after the match.
"Because he's English we just say 'he plays on the left wing, he's OK'. He is up there with Dembele and Mbappe, 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 is 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 Jose 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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