Ole Gunnar Solskajer reckons Marcus Rashford can be in the same class as Harry Kane ahead of their showdown tomorrow.
Rashford is thriving under Solskjaer, with three goals in his last four Premier League appearances, since the United caretaker boss took over from sacked former boss Jose Mourinho last month.
And Solskjaer believes Rashford, 21, who is producing his best now he is playing through the middle and leading United’s attack, has all the qualities to be one of the best strikers in the world.
“He can become a top, top striker,” said Solskjaer. “We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m sure Marcus [can get there] as well. He’s got the potential to get up there.
“There were a couple of sessions here with the young kids – Chongy [Tahith Chong] and Angel [Gomes], him and Jesse [Lingard] – they played together in a certain way.”
Tomorrow’s clash pits Solskjaer against Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino, the favourite to replace him as United’s permanent new boss in the summer.
No, we’ve not had that conversation,” said Solskjaer. “You don’t plan five or six months ahead and then suddenly, after two weeks, change that.
“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.”