Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Marcus Rashford to follow in the footsteps of CR7.
Solskjaer said: “He’s had an incredible impact on and off the pitch. He’s matured, grown into a real proper young man.
“He knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player on and off the pitch, he’s taken responsibility on it and off it. I do remember [his debut]: a young little lad coming on, two nice goals, celebration with his team-mates in the stand and I think he’s living proof of what we want to do at the club.
“When you sign for Man United, whether you’re five, six, 10, 14, you have a chance to make dreams come true and long may it continue, he’s got 10-15 years left in him.
“You have to be meticulous to last for a long career. We’ve had the best possible example of that in world football with Cristiano. The way he has looked after himself, the way he came into the club and we all took notice the way he developed throughout his career and the way he looked after himself is major.
“I’m sure Marcus as well is looking after himself. That’s the only way to be at the top: you can’t get distracted and if you play until you’re 35 you can do whatever you want after that.”