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5 reasons why Marcus Rashford is more talented than Marco Asensio

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Alright, I might just have signed a death warrant by writing this right after Marco Asensio scored a stunning goal against Las Palmas this past weekend, coupled with Marcus Rashford missing a sitter in Manchester United’s clash against Chelsea, but it is time we address some issues which have been rambling in my head for a long time.

Marco Asensio is a supremely talented player; there is no doubt about it. However, it seems as though there is a lot to be desired from his overall game. So far, his best games have been those where he has scored long-range efforts, but it is hard to pinpoint a match where he has been as influential as Isco or Modric in a playmaking role.

Marcus Rainsford, as raw as he might be, on the other hand, has shown more than just glimpses of his talents. It is no joke that a manager like Jose Mourinho – who is not really known for grooming youngsters – has placed his trust in the 20-year-old youngster.

So, here are 5 reasons as to why Marcus Rashford has more potential than Marco Asensio

#5 More comfortable on the ball

The first thing we notice about Marcus Rashford is that he is not afraid to keep the ball at his feet and run around with it. It is not that Marco Asensio gets intimidated while having the ball in his possession, it is just that the former is better when it comes to carrying it with his feet, at pace.

One of Rashford’s strongest points is his ability to take on defenders and run at them without being afraid. The young forward zooms in from the wings and gives his immediate marker a hard task on the pitch.

However, while Asensio is no muck when it comes to controlling the ball, he doesn’t have that zing and pace like the young Englishman has.

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