Man Utd news: Gary Lineker reveals Marcus Rashford doubts ahead of PSG tie

Man Utd news: Gary Lineker reveals Marcus Rashford doubts ahead of PSG tie

That’s the view of Gary Lineker, who has compared the United forward to PSG ace Kylian Mbappe.Rashford gets the chance to come up against Mbappe to

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That’s the view of Gary Lineker, who has compared the United forward to PSG ace Kylian Mbappe.

Rashford gets the chance to come up against Mbappe tomorrow as Manchester United host PSG in the Champions League last-16.

There are plenty of comparisons between the two youngsters, who have both shone in recent months.

But Lineker rates Mbappe ahead of the Englishman, with the PSG star having impressed as France won last summer’s World Cup.

And the Match of the Day host believes Rashford needs to star in the Champions League to be considered among the best.

“United’s chances improved with the absence of their [PSG’s] best player, Neymar,” Lineker wrote for inews.

“But PSG still have Kylian Mbappe, who I think is going to be the next global superstar after Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar. He is a phenomenal player and has won loads of stuff already including a World Cup.

“It will be fascinating to see him on the same pitch as Marcus Rashford, who is a massive talent. Rashford seems to be bossing it as a central striker.

“There are a lot of similarities between them. Both have electric pace, both can beat people and they can both finish.

“But there are differences too. It’s a bit like comparing Michael Owen with the Brazilian Ronaldo, one is a powerhouse, a real athlete, the other is a bit more delicate in his play.

“Mentally we know that Mbappe can deal with the big games.

“We don’t know that with Rashford yet because it is only now that he is getting the chance to play in the position he enjoys the most.”

PSG will be without Neymar for both legs of their tie with Manchester United.

Edinson Cavani is also a major doubt for the first clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday (8pm).

Rashford is expected to start for United despite being left on the bench for Saturday’s win over Fulham.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We’re missing Antonio [Valencia] and Matteo [Darmian] – they’re the two that are not available.

“It’s a big, strong and healthy squad which is always [good] when the big games come up – many to pick from.”

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