Pat Nevin makes bizarre claim about Man United striker and Neymar

Pat Nevin says Marcus Rashford reminds him of Neymar

Pat Nevin has likened Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to Barcelona super star Neymar.

The 18-year-old teenager has enjoyed a whirlwind couple of months in the United first-team after Rashford was handed his Premier League debut against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils youth graduate scored twice in a 3-2 victory over the Gunners at the end of February before Rashford went on to score the winner in a 1-0 win at Manchester City.

Rashford was called up to Roy Hodgson’s preliminary 26-man squad for Euro 2016 after his exceptional performances for the 20-time English champions over the course of the season.

Former Everton and Chelsea winger Nevin likened the United teenager to Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar.

“What really jumped out at me was in the last game of the season, he was out on the right-hand side and did a dummy that was like a flick.” Nevin told BBC Radio Five Live.

“The only other player I know that can do that is Neymar. It was stunning.

“When you watch a guy three or four times, and we’ve had this chat about Riyad Mahrez at the start of the season when I thought we needed to watch out for him, I feel the same way about him.

“There’s an intelligence about him, and he’s not trying it all at the same time. He’s not doing every trick in the book. There’s a lot to come from this kid, and I don’t necessarily think it’s all going to be as a centre-forward.”

The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table behind Manchester City on goal difference.

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Rashford got his first taste of a FA Cup final on Saturday after United were 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace in extra-time.

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