Manchester United Foward Marcus Rashford, has been tipped to challenge Kylian Mbappe for the Balloon D’or award in future by ex teammate Matteo Darmian.
Darmian spent four seasons at old Trafford before moving to Seria A side Parma last summer, and the Italian believes the England international has what it takes to challenge Mbappe.
“I still remember Marcus Rashford’s first session with the senior squad like it was yesterday,” Darmian told Reporters.
“I immediately thought: ‘Wow, this is an incredible player.’
“He did so many impressive things for a player of his age and the way he improved in every detail really impressed me. If he continues to work the way he has done so far he can be a
Ballon d’Or winner.
“I’m convinced of this. He impressed me the most of all the players at United and he’s very young and can still improve.
For me he can reach the level of Kylian Mbappe and compete for the Ballon d’Or for years to come.”
Mbappe finished sixth in the 2019 Ballon d’Or voting while Rashford was not among the 30 nominees.
However, the Red Devils academy product was enjoying an excellent 2019/20 season before suffering a serious back injury in January.