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Sport Man Utd star Rashford can match Ronaldo - Solskjaer

12:20  10 december  2019
12:20  10 december  2019 Source:   goal.com

Juventus 3-1 Udinese: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes only player in top five European leagues to hit double figures for 15 consecutive seasons as first-half brace sends Juve back to the top of the Serie A table

  Juventus 3-1 Udinese: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes only player in top five European leagues to hit double figures for 15 consecutive seasons as first-half brace sends Juve back to the top of the Serie A table In-form Ronaldo, who has five goals in his last four games, took his tally for the season to 11 in 19 appearances as Juventus beat Udinese 3-1 to go back to the top of the Serie A table. In-form Ronaldo, who has five goals in his last four games, took his tally for the season to 11 in 19 appearances, becoming the only player in Europe's top five leagues to hit double figures in all competitions in each of the last 15 seasons.The Portuguese showed his predatory instinct to score with both his shots in the match and continue the record he began in the 2005-06 season.

Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford warms up for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford warms up for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Marcus Rashford can reach the level of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo if he continues to improve on his current path.

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Rashford continued his excellent form to start the season with another goal in United's stunning 2-1 derby win at Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday.

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The 22-year-old United and England star has scored 13 goals this term – 10 of those coming in the Premier League.

And Solskjaer backed Rashford to emulate five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who claimed three Premier League titles and the Champions League with United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.

"It's very easy to compare the two of them, yeah," Solskjaer said. "Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes - everything.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is fouled by Bernardo Silva of Manchester City resulting in a penalty during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is fouled by Bernardo Silva of Manchester City resulting in a penalty during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) "The boy [Rashford] has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. Let's hope he continues like this.

"I don't want to talk about the amount of goals. As long as he keeps being positive and being direct and thinking about getting in front of the goal and getting chances, he'll score goals."

Manchester United fans celebrate with Marcus Rashford's shirt during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images Manchester United fans celebrate with Marcus Rashford's shirt during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images) Rashford struck twice on the opening day against Chelsea in a 4-0 win, but then only scored once in his next seven league games and draw a blank in three Europa League matches also.

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But a goal against a Liverpool halted his poor scoring form on October 20, with the attacker going on a extraordinary run to score 10 goals in his last 10 club matches.

The Three Lions winger also has three goals in his last three international appearances to keep his spot in the starting XI despite pressure from Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

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United - up to fifth in the Premier League standings following wins over City and Tottenham - welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday as they hunt fourth-placed Chelsea, who are five points ahead.

The Reds will face Watford, Newcastle, Burnley and Arsenal in the league over the Christmas-New Year period.

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However, before returning to Premier League action, the Reds face AZ in their sixth and final Group L Europa League fixture on Thursday, with a point needed to secure top position and a favourable draw in the knockout stage.

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Leicester go second with seventh PL win in row .
Jamie Vardy and James Maddison scored as Leicester won a record seventh straight Premier League game with a 2-0 victory over Watford. Vardy, who was also on target for the seventh league game in a row, scored from the spot 10 minutes after the break after Jonny Evans had been awarded a soft penalty for a hand in the face from Adam Masina. © Thomson Reuters Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Watford - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - December 4, 2019 Leicester City's James Maddison scores their second goal REUTERS/Eddie Keogh EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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