Marcus Rashford says Cristiano Ronaldo’s determination is an inspiration for him at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old, who arrived at United’s academy in 2005 with Ronaldo was already established as integral in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team squad, has enjoyed a meteoric rise during 2016 and recently scored a hat-trick on his England Under-21 debut.
Rashford was impressed by the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s attitude and confidence at one day becoming the world’s best, even at a young age, and feels such single-mindedness is key to reaching your goals as a player.
“When Cristiano Ronaldo came to United, he was the one who everyone looked up to,” Rashford told Inside United.
“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.
“He worked hard every single day, you saw him in the gym every single day and the results came on the pitch. He openly wanted to be the best player in the world.”
He added: “You have to have an approach like that – all the best players in the world do. It’s not arrogance or anything like that, it’s the mindset you need to achieve things.”
Rashford has six goals in 13 games for United, including most recently a last-minute winner against Hull City in the Premier League.
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