Marcus Rashford ‘can be world class’ – claims Man Utd icon Rio Ferdinand as striker matches amazing Mbappe record at PSG

RIO FERDINAND believes Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has the potential to be world class after his winner against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Red Devils ace fired home a late strike at Parc des Princes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win.

Picking up the ball outside the box in the, the 22-year-old drove past Danilo before smashing the ball in off the post from 18 yards out.

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It is the second time he has banged in the winner away at Les Parisiens since the 2018-19 season.

Incredibly, he has scored the same amount of goals as Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League at PSG's stomping ground in that time.

A stat made even more impressive given the fact United spent last term in the Europa League.

United legend Ferdinand has stated that Rashford is blossoming into an elite centre-forward after he notched in his fourth of the campaign.

Speaking on BT Sport, he said: "He can definitely be world class if he keeps improving.

"He needs to add that poacher’s element to his game. When Wayne Rooney signed for Utd he scored outrageous goals, he didn’t score ugly goals.

"He became obsessed with scoring. Marcus scores fantastic goals and creates fantastic goals – if he can create that ugly side to the game then this kid can be unbelievable.

"The difference between Rashford and Mbappe is when Mbappe gets the ball I’m on the edge of my seat because he shapes up to go for goal.

"Marcus will have a look up and think about it a bit more."

Red Devils icon Owen Hargreaves was also full of praise for the England international, as he remarked: "I don’t know why anyone criticises him [or questions his position].

"He’s a marvellous player who is only going to get better."

Former United midfielder Darren Fletcher added: "Marcus likes touches and is a great passer of the ball.

"Mbappe is more direct. Marcus is sometimes looking for the assist first rather than the goal."

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