Man Utd News Summary: Pacy Defender on Radar, Rashford Compared to Mbappe, Transfer Blow

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Marcus Rashford to PSG superstar

Manchester United head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Marcus Rashford can be on the same level as PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.

English forward was left out of Man Utd 3-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday, however, his head coach was full of praise for the forward ahead of the Champions League game against PSG on Tuesday night.

The England international forward has found back of the net nine times in the English top-tier this campaign, six of which have come since Solskjaer has replaced Jose Mourinho. Such stunning form of the 21-year-old attacker has seen that his manager believes he is capable to perform on the same level as world-cup winning forward Kylian Mbappe.

‘Marcus is going to be a top-quality player. I love working with him. I am sure PSG will look at Marcus the way we look at Mbappe – he’s one of the main threats,’ said Solskjaer after the comfortable win over Fulham.

‘Mbappe had a fantastic rise to stardom and he’s got a fantastic smile about him. A great enthusiasm. And there will understandably be comparisons.

‘I have seen Mbappe live once and Marcus every single day. Strikers don’t really dominate football but the pair of them will have a massive impression on football for the next 10 years. They will really light it up.’

France international star has been in stunning form for Ligue 1 defending champions PSG this campaign, founding back of the net 18 times in just 17 appearences.

The 20-year-old forward has also managed to score three goals in the Champions League and now ready to do the same against Manchester United.

The first leg of the last 16 tie will be held at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening and both Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford likely to start for their teams.

Man Utd on Alert: AS Roma Set to Triple 21-year-old Star Salary

Serie A giants Roma are reportedly ready to offer Turkish sensation Cengiz Under a new bumper deal in order to fend off growing interest from top teams from Premier League.

The 21-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the recent weeks, though no move has been finalised during the winter transfer window.

Turkish sensation has been in stunning form this campaign, playing a direct part in 12 goals in Champions League and Serie A combined, and it’s not a big surprise to see him rumoured with a move to Premier League giants.

Calciomercato claimed that AS Roma will do their best to keep 21-year-old star at the Stadio Olimpico, but, even if that means to triple his weekly wages.

Nicolo Zaniolo and Edin Dzek are also in line for new contract, as is veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly planning to pay £50m to secure services of highly-rated Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.

The 18-year-old versatile defender has played a massive part in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last campaign and has played 23 games in the top-tier this season.

Man Utd direct PL rivals Tottenham Hotspur were considered the frontrunners to get the deal done for the England Under-21s international wing-back last summer, however, the Cottagers were reluctant to sell their key player.

Man Utd ready to pay £50m asking price for versatile English defender

Manchester United are reportedly planning to pay £50m to secure services of highly-rated Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.

The 18-year-old versatile defender has played a massive part in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last campaign and has played 23 games in the top-tier this season.

Man Utd direct PL rivals Tottenham Hotspur were considered the frontrunners to get the deal done for the England Under-21s international wing-back last summer, however, the Cottagers were reluctant to sell their key player.

With Claudio Ranier’s side heading for an instant return to the Championship, The Express claimed that the Red Devils could be about to test their resolve and make an approach for the defender when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Man Utd are believed to be monitoring 18-year-old ongoing contract talks with the Cottagers, with less than 18 months has been left on his current deal.

The Red Devils are keen to bolster their defensive options ahead of the next season especially the flanks and Sessegnon has been on top of their wishlist, even though he has gone under the radar in his maiden Premier League season.

Fulham Wideman can play left-back, left midfield and on the left of a three-man attack and his versatility gives a huge boost to any team.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also eyeing move for another English defender Ben Godfrey who currently players for Norwich City.