19th March, 2019
They are both bitter rivals as far as the Premiership matches are concerned since they play for clubs from the same city – Manchester. The local derbies are usually explosive at all times. They fight to be the leading scorers for club and country.
Both are also the main strikers for their respective teams. All of that however has not stopped the younger of the two from appreciating and heaping praises on his older but highly effective and respected opponent on the other side of the city. Yes, we are talking about Sergio Aguero and Marcus Rashford here.
The Manchester United and England striker has picked out the Manchester City main striker to heap praises on. As far as he (Rashford) is concerned, Aguero is the most complete striker in the Premiership.
It will be recalled that Argentina international Aguero wrote one of the most famous chapters in the two clubs’ storied rivalry when he scored the goal that snatched the title from Manchester United in 2011-12.
However, that has not stopped United and England forward Rashford from being a fan of the 30-year-old’s ability to deliver in all conditions.
Manchester City striker, Aguero has scored 18 times in the top flight this season and is the most prolific player in the club’s history.
“I think probably the most all-round centre-forward is Sergio Aguero,” Rashford said in an interview with GQ.
“Even on an off day, he can score you three or four goals. That, for me, is one trait of a centre-forward that I would take all day long.
“When you’re not having a good game, but you’re still scoring goals – that is a skill on its own.”
However, Sergio Aguero is not the only striker from a top-four competitor Rashford enjoys watching.
“Also Harry Kane, his positioning, his movement – very clever player,” he added. “I like [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang as well.”
Marcus Rashford scored his 12th goal of the campaign on Saturday but could not prevent United from crashing out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 loss to Wolves.
The prolific England and Manchester United’s 21-year-old is now preparing for England’s opening Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures against Czech Republic and Montenegro, with the first to be played at Wembley on March 22.