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Marcus Rashford can be as good as Harry Kane, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford (right) played alongside England captain Harry Kane during the Nations League fixtures in 2018 Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford can become a “top, top striker” like Tottenham’s England captain Harry Kane. The England team-mates will be on opposite sides at Wembley on Sunday when Spurs look to end Solskjaer’s winning start as Reds boss. United have won all five of Solskjaer’s matches in charge at Old Trafford. “We can talk about Harry Kane and his class. Marcus has the potential to get up…

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Garth Crooks’ Team of the Week: Gunn, Robertson, Fernandinho, Sane, Rashford

Manchester City reduced the gap at the top of the table to four points with a 2-1 win over leaders Liverpool in one of the games of the season. Tottenham remain third with a 3-0 win at Cardiff on New Year’s Day, while Arsenal beat Fulham 4-1 and Leicester grabbed a 1-0 victory at Everton thanks to Jamie Vardy’s winner. Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Southampton, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued his winning start as Manchester United’s interim boss with a 2-0 victory at Newcastle. Burnley secured…

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Who is in Garth’s team of the week? Marcus Rashford, Joe Gomez, Raheem Sterling

There was plenty of derby drama in the Premier League, with Divock Origi’s bizarre late winner sparking manic scenes of celebration at Anfield. Earlier on Sunday, Arsenal rallied from 2-1 down to beat Tottenham, and there were good wins for Manchester City and Chelsea over the weekend too. At the bottom, Southampton threw away a 2-0 lead against Manchester United and missed the chance to move out of the bottom three. But which players shone to make it into my team of the week? Goalkeeper – Alisson (Liverpool) Two amazing…

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Bournemouth 1-2 Man Utd: Marcus Rashford hits injury-time winner

Marcus Rashford bundled home the winner in second-half stoppage time to earn United all three points Marcus Rashford scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat in-form Bournemouth. The England striker snatched all three points for the Red Devils by netting at the second attempt following Paul Pogba’s cross. United had been fortunate to be level at the interval after a lacklustre first-half display. The Cherries had come close three times inside the first 10 minutes before a corner was half-cleared to Lewis Cook. The…

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Man Utd 2-1 Everton: Why Marcus Rashford needs a run at centre-forward – Alan Shearer

He did not exactly sparkle against Everton, managing only one shot at goal in his 65 minutes on the pitch, but I still think Marcus Rashford deserves to keep his place leading Manchester United’s attack. I would love to see that happen. Rashford has clearly got huge ability and has a big future for club and country, but his situation at United at the moment is a tough one for a young player to flourish in. As his manager Jose Mourinho points out, Rashford is playing regularly and getting minutes…

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss defends Marcus Rashford playing time

Marcus Rashford is serving a three-match ban after being sent off against Burnley Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his treatment of striker Marcus Rashford. Mourinho has been criticised for not playing the 20-year-old, who scored twice for England during the international break, enough in United’s opening four Premier League games. But the Portuguese said Rashford’s playing time compares favourably with young English players at rival teams. “People speaking about his minutes, they are a bit confused,” he said. In his news conference before Saturday’s league match at Watford…

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Burnley 0-2 Man Utd: United hold on to win after Marcus Rashford red card

Marcus Rashford leant into Phil Bardsley with his head following a tangle with the defender Manchester United recovered from back-to-back defeats to beat Burnley despite Paul Pogba missing a penalty and Marcus Rashford being sent off. Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the first half as the Red Devils – beaten by Brighton and Tottenham in their previous two Premier League matches – were largely untroubled by their hosts. Pogba had the chance to stretch United’s lead midway through the second half but his penalty – after Aaron Lennon fouled Rashford…

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England v Costa Rica: Marcus Rashford played with swagger – Gareth Southgate

Marcus Rashford made his England debut in May 2016 and has scored three goals for his country A sublime goal, the man of the match award, a confident “swagger” and the widespread backing of television and radio pundits. So has Marcus Rashford, star of England’s 2-0 friendly win over Costa Rica at Elland Road, done enough to convince manager Gareth Southgate he should be in the starting XI for the World Cup opener against Tunisia on 18 June? Southgate refused to be drawn on whether he had decided on his…

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World Cup 2018: Marcus Rashford can star for England – Ashley Young

England boss Gareth Southgate (right) has said young players like Marcus Rashford (left) do not represent a “gamble” at the World Cup Marcus Rashford has the potential to “set the world alight” and could use the World Cup to showcase his talent, says England team-mate Ashley Young. Manchester United forward Rashford, 20, is in Gareth Southgate’s squad with club team-mate Young, for the tournament which begins 14 July. “It’s the World Cup and it could be his stage to show everybody how far he’s come since his debut,” said Young,…

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