Former France Star Insists Marcus Rashford Is on the Same Level As Mbappe

Former France Star Insists Marcus Rashford Is on the Same Level As Mbappe

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Marcus Rashford is on the same level as Kylian Mbappe, according to former Manchester United forward Luis Saha
  • Both Mbappe and Rashford are currently featuring at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, with France and England respectively
  • While Mbappe has played in both of France's group stage games, Rashford has only had cameos for the Three Lions

Former France and Manchester United striker Luis Saha claims Marcus Rashord is on the same level as Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Rashford appears to have revived his career under Erik ten Hag, scoring eight goals in 19 games across all competitions prior to the World Cup.

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Former France star Luis Saha believes Marcus Rashford is just as good as Kylian Mbappe. Photo credit: @brfootball
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The 25-year-old English forward has continued his red-hot form for the Three Lions in Qatar, scoring his first World Cup goal in a 6-2 rout of Iran.

Assessing the England squad at the tournament, former French international Luis Saha revealed his admiration for Rashford.

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"I really like Marcus Rashford. You know he can be a starter; he's such a talent and a threat," he said to Lord Ping as quoted by GOAL.

Saha said that in under 20 minutes against Iran, Rashford showed his dangerous skill.

"I love Harry Kane, but Rashford is just a humongous talent and I love to see him at this level. Kane is the best player, but Rashford is my favourite player in the England squad because of his style, and I really enjoy watching him play."

Saha added that Rashford is just as good as Mbappe, who has been in blistering form at the World Cup, scoring three goals in as many games played.

"There will be times where fresh legs are needed in the squad - Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling are very good positionally - but Rashford has more ability and physicality; he can score headers too. Rashford is more complete, but it does not mean he fits well in every game plan."

Rashford named most influential

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that research has showed that Marcus Rashford is the most influential member of the England team in Qatar.

The research looked into the social media profiles of England's players, and the Manchester United forward came on top, beating the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish.

The 25-year-old recently scored his first World Cup goal for the Three Lions when they thrashed Iran 6-2 in their opening game.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.