Dutch legend Kluivert: One Manchester United striker very similar to me…

Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert sees a lot of himself in Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford.

Rashford, at 18 became the youngest player to score twice on his premiere league debut after he followed up a brace against Midtjylland in the Europa league with two more goals and an assist in the 3-2 win against Arsenal. 
Kluivert remains close to United manager Louis van Gaal and believes Rashford has similarities in style. 

He said: “Rashford does remind me of myself more than any other current striker.

“I loved the words of Van Gaal that he looks like me on the pitch. I was glad to be compared to him. I hope it also gave Marcus a positive vibe because I did achieve something in football.

“There are similarities in style. His strength, his movement, his nose in front of goal. He knows where he has to stand — and all this at 18. He will be a very good player, you can see he has the tools.

“For the youngsters, Van Gaal is absolutely the right manager. He is a fantastic trainer, a perfect human being.

“He took me from the youth team and gave me a chance to express myself in the highest competition. He gave me confidence, self-belief. He taught me tactically.

“I remember him telling me that a striker needed to go to the near post eight times out of 10, not only to get the ball but also to make space for the second striker.

“It focused my mind instead of waiting for the ball. He knew when to encourage me and when to tell me off for a bad game.”

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