Marcus Rashford is our Kylian Mbappe – Solskjaer lauds Man Utd strike


KYLIAN MBAPPE is the name on everyone’s lips going into Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

But Old Trafford caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns that Marcus Rashford will spell out a real threat for PSG, too.

Solskjaer has only checked out Mbappe, 20, once in the French club’s first defeat of the season against Lyon last Sunday in a spying mission with his assistant Mike Phelan.

He’s watched Rashford, 21 – missing from yesterday’s 3-0 win at Fulham with a dead leg – in action every day and he’s got up close and personal to the danger PSG face in the Theatre of Dreams.

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And Solskjaer is in no doubt that rival boss Thomas Tuchel will be fretting on his fitness just as much as him ahead of the Champions League spectacular.

Solskjaer said: “Marcus is going to be a top-quality player. I love working with him. I am sure PSG will look at Marcus the way we look at Mbappe – he’s one of the main threats.

“Mbappe had a fantastic rise to stardom and he’s got a fantastic smile about him. A great enthusiasm. And there will understandably be comparisons.

“I have seen Mbappe live once and Marcus every single day. Strikers don’t really dominate football but the pair of them will have a massive impression on football for the next 10 years. They will really light it up.”

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Although Mbappe will get the chance to light up Old Trafford, one superstar the fans will not get to see is Neymar, who is out with a broken metatarsal.

Rashford has been in inspired form of late under Solskjaer (Pic: GETTY)

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