Marcus Rashford is playing better than anyone in the world according to Freddy Adu

Marcus Rashford has looked better than ever this season, and American standout Freddy Adu, doesn’t believe there’s a man on the planet who’s matching his sensational performances.

Prior to Erik ten Hag’s arrival at the Theatre of Dreams, the career of the English international had descended into near disaster. His showings were far below the standard expected of him, resulting in fickle fans turning their backs.

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But in a testament to his powers of self belief, Rashford knew he had the minerals to turn it all around. And under the Dutch boss, he’s looked quick, agile and full of potential as he tallying a whopping 25 goals in 36 appearances.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he’s caught the eyes of an MLS legend, who knows a thing or two about finding the back of the net.

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Freddy Adu rates Marcus Rashford very highly

At the peak of his powers, the now-retired American international looked destined to dine at football’s highest table

At just 14, the striker signed for DC United, and in his first season made 30 appearances, recording five goals and four assists. And while he never achieved what his potential suggested he could, he’s forgotten more about the sport than most of us will every know, thus giving a great deal of validity to his opinion.

He told “Right now, he’s playing as well or even better than anyone in the world of football. His form is amazing; it’s actually unbelievable. It just goes to show what having the right coach can do, to bring the best out of you. I think Ten Hag has been a godsend for Rashford. He’s playing with supreme confidence and scoring in just about every game. On current form, he might be the best player in the world right now.”

And when asked whether he could be as good as Kylian Mbappe, the 33-year-old answered in the affirmative. But he’s not convince that winning the Ballon d’Or would come easy.

Adu said: “He does have the ability to be the best player in the world, but as well as he’s playing right now, it’s going to take even more. For whatever reason, English players always have to seem to do more work to win a Ballon d’Or. I don’t know why that is, but it’s something that I’ve noticed!

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