Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rashford Can Be My New Kluivert Says Boss Van Gaal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rashford Can Be My New Kluivert Says Boss Van Gaal

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LOUIS van Gaal believes Marcus Rashford is doing the same job for him at United that Patrick Kluivert did for the Dutchman ajax.

Rashford has scored seven goals in 13 starts since he was promoted to the starting line-against Midtjylland following Anthony Martial's injury in the warm-up prior to the Europa League round-of- 32 tie in February.

Van Gaal compared Martial Kluivert, who rejected the chance to join United in favour Van Gaal's Barcelona in 1998, earlier this season due to his swift goalscoring impact - and sees similarities with Rashford, who is expected to make his first Wembley appearance against Everton today.

"Yes, I mention Kluivert because he (Rashford) has the same figure as Patrick," Van Gaal said. "Patrick was more developed in body weight but that's a matter of time, I think, with Rashford. …

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