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Dimitar Berbatov Claims Marcus Rashford Will "Dominate Future" Alongside Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland

Dimitar Berbatov has backed Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to 'dominate the future'
Dimitar Berbatov has backed Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to 'dominate the future' / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Dimitar Berbatov has claimed Manchester United star Marcus Rashford can "dominate the future" alongside fellow stars Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Rashford scored his 20th goal of the season in all competitions during Thursday's 2-0 win over Granada in the Europa League quarter-final first leg. The England international is now just two goals short of equalling his tally from last season - his best goalscoring return since breaking into the United first team in 2016.

And former United striker Berbatov believes Rashford will be one of the leading forwards alongside his Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund counterparts, Mbappe and Haaland.

"Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football," Berbatov said (h/t Daily Star) before adding, "He (Rashford has) been leading United's attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just getting started."

The Bulgarian striker continued, "Mbappe, Haaland and Rashford are the players I am looking at to dominate the future. Although he's only 23, he's already got lots of experience, he's going into his fifth year of being a senior player and a big part of the team. Not many other players at his age can say they have had that level of experience at a big club."

Berbatov concluded, "Now, it's simple, he must continue to work on his strengths and work on his weaknesses. My view is that he should work on converting every chance he gets, sometimes his concentration isn't 100 per cent when he has a good goal scoring opportunity, so he needs to work on that. If he stays healthy and doesn't have any injuries then he will always be up there and an easy pick for the manager."

As Rashford continues to find the back of the net, Haaland has scored 33 times in 33 games for Dortmund and Mbappe has managed 32 in 38 for PSG.