Paul Merson: This Man United star is like Thierry Henry

Paul Merson explains why Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford reminds him of Thierry Henry

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Paul Merson says Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford reminds him of Thierry Henry.

The 19-year-old striker has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Red Devils in recent weeks and was once again the star of the show as Manchester United beat Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Rashford was also in fine form against Chelsea last weekend and scored Manchester United’s opening goal against the Blues at Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans will be hoping to see Rashford develop into one of the world’s top strikers at Old Trafford in the coming seasons.

And former Arsenal star Merson believes that Rashford has the ability to develop into one of the top talents in Europe.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, Merson said: “I think so [Rashford can be one of the world’s best].

“I think he’s a right handful, quick, strong and getting more intelligent as the game goes on.

“Was it a masterclass or did Mourinho get lucky, in leaving Ibrahimovic out of the team? For me, Man United are a better team with Rashford in the team, playing down the middle.

“Nobody likes to play against pace, especially when you’re direct like him. He makes defenders think.

“I can’t talk highly enough of this kid. He uses his pace in exactly the same way as Thierry Henry did.

“There’s quick players that don’t use it in that way, but Rashford does, and he can go all of the way.”

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Rashford will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep their top-four hopes alive.

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