Manchester United coach Nicky Butt feels that young striker Marcus Rashford’s playing style is similar to that of Arsenal legendary striker Theirry Henry.
The 18-year old has hit headlines from the day he made senior debut for Manchester United last season as he has scored at will and has shown a lot of maturity in his game at such a tender age.
He made an impressive nine goals in his debut season under Louis van Gaal last season and have carried his fine form to English national team.
After being dropped down to U-21 side by new coach Sam Allardyce, Marcus Rashford has made a statement by scoring a hat-trick in his debut U-21 game this week.
The academy head Marcus Butt feels that the youngster’s pace and runs reminds him to that of Arsenal legend Theirry Henry who is considered the greatest striker in Premier League history. However, the coach points out at the room for improvement to overcome the strong centre backs in Premier League.
When asked if the youngster’s play resembles that of Henry, Butt said: “Yes. Blistering pace. When Marcus runs at you, you can’t stop him.
“Until he gets his physicality about him he’s going to find it very hard to play up against some of these centre-halves.
“It depends how the manager [Jose Mourinho] is going to play; if he plays a Michael Carrick, who can clip balls in for Marcus to run on to, then it’s all different, he can run in behind all day.”
The 18-year old is set to play a huge role under Jose Mourinho despite the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he already scored a crucial winner against Hull City in Red Devils’ last fixture.