Sport Marcus Rashford admired Ronaldo when he was younger

18:41  13 november  2017
18:41  13 november  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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" When Cristiano Ronaldo came to United, he was the one who everyone looked up to," Rashford said. "The thing that impressed me the most was the fact he was only young when he came into the side and he wanted to be the best player in the side.

Marcus Rashford has revealed how as an aspiring young player he was inspired by former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo . Rashford also singled out former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldo as another influence on him and, when asked what he admired most about him , said

As Marcus Rashford prepares to face Brazil at Wembley on Tuesday, the Manchester United youngster reflects on watching one of Brazil’s greatest players playing against his boyhood club when he was younger.

Rashford watched the Brazilian Ronaldo score a hat-trick at Old Trafford at just the age of five, and the striker has admired him ever since.

Despite winning 4-3 on the day, Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick at The Theater of Dreams to send his Real Madrid team to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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Rashford’s brother’s favourite player as a boy was Ronaldo, and he grew up admiring the Brazilian on YouTube. Rashford also joined his brother in admiring the Brazilian legend, and the research paid off, with Ronaldo saying that Rashford reminds him of a younger self.

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Rashford : I always admired Ronaldo , Brazil. When you do that, that's when you play your best football. " When you're young you watch clips of the best players in the world and try and emulate them -- it just tends to happen naturally.''

Marcus Rashford was 11 when Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United. The 18-year-old says he admires the Real star's single-minded approach. 'The thing that impressed me the most was the fact he was only young when he came into the side and he wanted to be the best player in the side.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Rashford said this:

“I used to watch a lot of him growing up, all of his games, he was obviously a top player who won a lot of things in his career, so when you know he’s saying good things about you then it really stands out. I watched all those clips on YouTube and my first-ever game that I saw live, he was playing in it. It was at Old Trafford and I always remember it. It was in 2003. He scored a hat-trick. I was only young though. I was five. He was my brother’s favourite player, that’s why I’ve grown up watching so much of him and his games.”

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I say one thing and you write something else - Angry Ronaldo brushes off media .
The Real Madrid star refused to speak to the press following Tuesday's 6-0 rout of APOEL in the Champions LeagueRonaldo ended his four-game goalless streak for Madrid by scoring twice in Tuesday's 6-0 rout of APOEL in Cyprus, however, the four-time Ballon d'Or winner was angry afterwards.

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