Cristiano Ronaldo believes Marcus Rashford can follow in his footsteps at Manchester United.
He won UEFA’S player of the year during Thursday’s Champions League draw in Monaco as he guided Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season.
Ronaldo was asked who he felt could succeed him in the coming years, where he went on to tip the likes of Rashford, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard as future winners.
“It’s a very good quesiton,” he said.
“I see some with great potential: Asensio, Mbappe, Neymar, Dembele, Hazard, Rashford…and some others.
“In the next generation there are at least ten players with very, very great potential.”
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene in 2016 under Louis van Gaal where he scored twice on his debut in the Europa League, followed by a brace against Arsenal in the Premier League.
He was relatively unknown before then, but has since proven he has a big future ahead, cementing his place in the first-team under Jose Mourinho.
It’s hard to believe Rashford is still only at the start of his career because he looks like such a complete player, but with plenty of time ahead, it’s scary to think about how good he can go on to become.