Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been hailed as a better player than Neymar following his Champions League hat-trick against RB Leipzig. Rashford came off the bench in Wednesday’s clash at Old Trafford and scored three goals in the space of 16 minutes to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side demolish Leipzig 5-0. It comes a week after the England international scored the late winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the first game of the group stage.
Rashford continues to impress off the pitch as well, as he fights to prevent children going hungry during the school half term.
The 22-year-old has collected over one million signatures on his petition to end child poverty.
But it was his on-field world which impressed former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy hugely on Wednesday.
Cundy says he would much rather have Rashford in his side than PSG and Brazil superstar Neymar.
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“Rashford was outstanding,” Cundy said on talkSPORT.
“He’s a brilliant player, he’s a brilliant young man. Yeah [he’s world class], I’d have him over Neymar.
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“People talk to me about Neymar and I’ve had this argument for years now and I’ll still have this argument – give me Sterling, give me Rashford over Neymar every single day of the week. He’s overrated.
“I saw the performance last week against PSG, Rashford again, walks off with the prize. Neymar again, flattering to deceive.
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“Again Rashford tonight, brilliant performance, brilliant.
“He’s on the crest of a wave and he’s had a brilliant time, not just on the field but off the field as well.”
United now have six points out of six ahead of next week’s trip to Istanbul Basaksehir.
Following the win over Leipzig, Rashford revealed what manager Solskjaer told him to do before he came on as a substitute.
Rashford said: “I think the manager wanted me to up the tempo. That for us means going forward.
“There was definitely space there. We got Bruno [Fernandes] and Paul [Pogba] on the ball. We looked dangerous throughout and that we could score every time we went forward.
“It was a real team performance. The ones who started did well and the substitutes did well too.
“We can’t ask for much more than that in terms of the attitude and the intent to go and kill the game off. It worked in our favour.”
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