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Gareth Southgate believes Marcus Rashford can be England's Cristiano Ronaldo

Rashford is likely to find himself playing second fiddle to Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United Rashford is likely to find himself playing second fiddle to Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United
Cassandra Castillo | 14 September, 2018, 13:11

Rashford made his United debut in February 2016 in the Europa League and scored twice.

England's Gareth Southgate has opened up about Marcus Rashford's development under Jose Mourinho amid talk that he should leave Manchester United.

Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Welbeck started for England in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland but are struggling to get game time for Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

"He is only 20 years old and he probably needs a little more time, but I think this season is a big season for him". In both fixtures he looked England's most risky attacking threat and played in the direct, fearless style United fans have yearned for from him.

Romelu Lukaku has been United's undisputed first-choice striker since arriving in a £75 million deal from Everton in the summer of 2017, leaving Rashford to get the majority of his first-team minutes from the substitutes' bench or starting on the wing.

He has played three times this season, though he is yet to complete 90 minutes, and has already made over 125 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals, and Mourinho has issued a remarkable defence of his playing time.

Trying to dampen his frustration at not being a regular starter for his club was partly why Southgate played him in both of England's recent fixtures.

"Yes he is (a special talent)", Southgate told the Mirror.

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"We have to remember that I don't think Harry, at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the matches for Spurs, really".

"Some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age [were remarkable], but Ronaldo wasn't converting them into the same number of goals".

The England manager's comments were not well received by some United fans, with many criticising the pressure he could be putting on Rashford by drawing the comparison. Let them create their own legacy.

Gareth Southgate has expressed frustration about Phil Foden's lack of first-team involvement for Manchester City and warned England's senior players they can not expect to keep their places if they are not involved more regularly for their club sides.

He has featured at two World Cups and one European Championship, with Belgium reaching the last eight or better in all three tournaments.

'But the most important thing of all is that the kid is a good kid, a good player, knows what Manchester United did for him, starting in the academy, then Mr Van Gaal's support, my support, the club's support, new contract, new shirt [number], and selected every single match'.

Can he please do that for club too?

But for Southgate to suggest that he could get to the level of Ronaldo.

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