Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Marcus: I Can Strike Free-Kicks Just like Ronaldo

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Marcus: I Can Strike Free-Kicks Just like Ronaldo

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MARCUS Rashford insists he has a different free-kick technique to Cristiano Ronaldo - but has warned that he 'can do it like he does it'.

The 19-year-old has diligently worked on his set-piece delivery after training and memorably fired home a stunning free-kick against Celta Vigo last April.

It has not just been goals, either, and Rashford set up Marouane Fellaini's second goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday with a teasing set-piece.

Rashford's free-kick stance and run up is similar to Ronaldo's 'knuckle-ball' technique, but he maintains they have two different styles.

"No, it's actually a different technique. I can do it like he does it but I haven't done it yet," he said.

Rashford has been at the heart of United's impressive start to the season, scoring five goals and creating four more, despite being rotated on a game-by-game basis with Anthony Martial. …

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