Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke says tying Marcus Rashford to a new contract this summer would be ‘better than any new signing’.
The treble-winning Old Trafford hero also insisted Rashford can compete with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe for the Ballon d’Or.
“Extending Marcus Rashford’s contract at Man United is better than any new signing, 100 per cent,” York told BoyleSports.
“The boy has talent, I’m his biggest fan and he’s proved his doubters wrong. As long as Rashford is focused and happy, obviously doesn’t get ahead of himself, but keeps his focus then he’ll always perform.
“I’m sure Rashford will want to be a Man United legend, but it takes a lot of work to get into that category because of the number of players who spent years winning trophies at the club. Rashford needs to be mindful of that, to start adding trophies to his name.
“I could see Marcus Rashford compete for the Ballon d’Or, why not? If I were in his position, that would be the aim now that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are out of the equation.
“Rashford will want to be closer to Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, they are his competitors and rivals.
“Neymar is still there, but I’d focus on competing with Mbappe and Haaland because they’ll be the best players in the world for the next few years, so I’d keep an eye on them if I was him.
“Rashford has the platform, he plays for Man United and he’s English, it doesn’t get much better than that, it’s down to him as an individual.”