Ferdinand: Rashford has potential to reach Mbappe, Dembele

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Marcus Rashford has the potential to reach the same level as Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.

The 19-year-old has established himself in manager Jose Mourinho’s starting XI this season, scoring five goals in all competitions, and Ferdinand believes he could be considered on par with superstar youngsters Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona’s Dembele in the near future.

However, the United legend acknowledged that Rashford is yet to prove himself in the Champions League, which is where players have a chance to test themselves against the best.

“You have got Dembele who has gone to Barcelona and Mbappe who has gone to PSG,” Ferdinand told The Mirror.  “Would you say Rashford is of the same ilk as them?