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United duo can emulate Ronaldo – Ole

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes attacking duo Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford can reach the heights of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Martial, 23, put months of speculation to bed after signing a new lucrative five-year deal on transfer deadline day after being convinced by Solskjaer during their remarkable turn of form since he replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm.

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Solskjaer believes Martial’s extension is a signal of strength from the in-form Red Devils, who have won eight and drawn one in all competitions under the Norwegian, and tipped the 23-year-old to fulfil his undoubted potential at United.

However, the former Norway striker has challenged the France international and fellow forward Rashford to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to emulate five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.

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“That [emulating Ronaldo] is up to any player if you make a decision on how to develop your own career,” he said ahead of their Premier League clash against Leicester, as per the club’s website.

“Cristiano was the best, the way he’s changed to now. That’s part of any player, you’ve got to model yourself on someone, but you’ve got to have more challenges ahead of you and for Marcus and Anthony it is to score more simple tap-ins.

“Cristiano was the best, the way he’s changed to now. That’s part of any player, you’ve got to model yourself on someone, but you’ve got to have more challenges ahead of you and for Marcus and Anthony it is to score more simple tap-ins.

“He [Martial] has the capability [to score 20 goals in a season] but I’d like him to make a few more runs in behind because he doesn’t miss chances, he’s a fantastic finisher.

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