Tottenham vs Manchester United: Marcus Rashford can be as good as Harry Kane, says Solskjaer
Rashford is expected to line up as the spearhead of United's attack when they face Kane's
Rashford looks reborn under interim coach Solskjaer, scoring three times in the centre-forward position as United have rattled off four straight league wins since the Norwegian took over from the sacked Mourinho in December to close in on the
"He can become a top, top striker," said Solskjaer. "We can talk about
"He's got frightening pace, he's now become stronger and can hold the ball up for us. He's a great link player."
Kane, 25, has set the goalscoring standards in English football over the past three years -- he was the league's top scorer in 2015/16 and 2016/17 before finishing runner-up to
He won the Golden Boot at last year's
Rashford, 21, scored four goals in his first two senior matches for United after being been given his debut by then-manager
However, he was regularly restricted to substitute appearances after
Since returning to United, where he played as a striker between 1996 and 2007, Solskjaer has spoken repeatedly of the need to return to the attractive, attacking football that they played for much of
A central part of Ferguson's philosophy was the development of players from the club's academy, which Rashford joined at the age of seven.
United have a proud history of producing their own talent, having included at least one youth-team graduate in every first-team matchday squad since
Solskjaer sees Rashford's academy background as valuable, suggesting the forward has learned from a young age about the attacking style traditionally associated with United.
"Marcus has been brought up here," he said. "There were a couple of training sessions here (I watched) with the young kids, and Chongy (Tahith Chong) and
Solskjaer, loaned to United by Norwegian club Molde for the rest of this season, reiterated that there have been no discussions with United's executive vice-chairman
"No, we've not had that conversation," said Solskjaer. "You don't plan five or six months ahead and then suddenly change that after two weeks. No, nothing's changed. We just keep working every single day on improving the team here.
"I work with a fantastic coaching staff, I have to say. We'll put a plan together on how we want to look the next few months."
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