‘He’s one of the most dangerous forward players in England’: Kylian Mbappe heaps praise on Marcus Rashford as the strikers prepare to go head-to-head in Champions League clash between PSG and Man United
- Manchester United face PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday evening
- The match will see Kylian Mbappe come up against England’s Marcus Rashford
- The PSG star described Rashford as one of the top English players at the moment
- Mbappe also hailed the striker for his child poverty activism and getting a MBE
Kylian Mbappe has described Marcus Rashford as ‘one of the most dangerous players in England’ ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Manchester United on Tuesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s face their most difficult challenge of the season so far when they finish the French champions in the opening round of the Champions League, with Mbappe and Rashford set to be key attacking talents for their respective sides.
But the PSG star praised Rashford for his actions both on and off-the-field ahead of their contest at the Parc de Princes this week.
Kylian Mbappe (left) says Marcus Rashford (right) is one of the most dangerous English players
Rashford’s United take on PSG in the Champions League group stages on Tuesday night
Mbappe was quoted by The Mirror saying: ‘He’s one of the most dangerous forward players in England.
‘Paul Pogba has spoken about how special he is – and he doesn’t talk about players in such a way often.’
Mbappe also hailed Rashford’s work to raise awareness about free school meals in the United Kingdom over the summer.
The Manchester United forward forced the Government to extend their policy of free school meals over the summer just gone following after writing a letter to Boris Johnson.
Mbappe also praised Rashford’s character after he got an MBE for fighting child poverty
Earlier this month, Rashford was awarded an MBE for his activism but began a petition a week later asking for more help from the Government to extend the school meals program.
The petition received over 200,000 signatures on the first day and Mbappe claims that Rashford is using his high-profile status very well in society.
The Frenchman added: ‘To tackle an issue as important as child poverty is one of the most important things that somebody can do. So I have full respect that he’s been doing that and trying to make a real change.
Mbappe (above) says Rashford is using his position as a high-profile celebrity very well
‘I do think there is a requirement for players to use their position to make a difference in the world. We’ve been given so much and it’s important that we give back.’
Rashford scored the winning goal in Manchester United’s last visit to PSG, as a controversial penalty from the England international settled a thrilling Champions League last-16 tie in 2019.
Mbappe said the Manchester United man showed great maturity in slamming home the winning penalty but claimed he will not be focusing on previous encounters between the two.
Rashford scored the winning goal in United’s last match against Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
Mbappe added: ‘When you take a penalty in that situation, how much practice you have put on the training ground doesn’t matter. It’s about confidence and he’s a player who plays with so much confidence.
‘What happened in previous seasons is not important anymore. This club has a clear ambition to win the Champions League.
‘Last season we came close, but close is not good enough for us anymore. We have some of the best players in Europe and the target is clear.’