Barcelona legend claims 9-goal Manchester United star would be a hit in La Liga

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United

Marcus Rashford

Former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert has backed Marcus Rashford to support Luis Suarez. The Metro claims that the Catalan giants are in the market for another centre-forward to ease the goalscoring burden on the Uruguayan.

The Manchester United striker has been incredible under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and his goals have helped us re-enter the race for the top four.

The 21-year-old has 9 goals and 6 assists in the Premier League this season, and scored the winner against Leicester at the weekend. Kluivert told Sport360 (h/t Metro) that he liked Rashford and believed there were very few young players who could do well in La Liga:

“I like Marcus Rashford, a lot. It will be really difficult to get him over [to Barcelona].”

Marcus Rashford England

The former Dutch international added that the 21-year-old was a good player and another striker that could do well at Barcelona was Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Kluivert further believed that the United striker was possibly the best young player too:

“There is not a lot. Maybe some players who can play in La Liga, young players. But, for me, I think the best one is Marcus Rashford.”

Kluivert isn’t incorrect with his assessment that Rashford is one of the best young players in the world, and it would be a huge folly if United were to sell the Englishman.

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The 21-year-old has the potential to be one of the best ever but it is imperative that his development continues well. The striker found it hard to start games under former manager Jose Mourinho, however, that has changed under Solskjaer.