BALLON D’OR: Marcus Rashford Together with Kylian Mbappe is “in the conversation” for best player in the world award.

Marcus Rashford is the best player in the Premier League “by a distance” and is currently is the conversation when it comes to being the world’s best player.

That’s according to former Newcastle midfielder Darren Ambrose, who has mentioned Rashford in the same breathe as Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

Rashford has already topped his highest tally of goals for Manchester United in a single season after scoring a brace against Leicester City at the weekend.

He has scored 24 times in all competitions this season, two more than he managed in the entirety of his previous best season for goals, 2019/20.

The 25-year-old also netted against Barcelona at the Camp Nou last week and he will be hoping to help United progress in the Europa League on Thursday in the second leg at Old Trafford.

Ahead of that crunch clash, talkSPORT pundit Darren Ambrose has handed Rashford his biggest compliment yet – a place alongside Kylian Mbappe as one of the world’s best.

“He’s the best player in the Premier League as we speak, probably by a distance,” Ambrose said on The Boot Room.

“On current form he’s unstoppable, he’s unplayable. Whatever superlative you want to use about Marcus Rashford, he’s sensational at the minute. That goal record since the World Cup is just frightening.

“In terms of best player in the world he’s in the conversation, he’s in with a shout.

“Mbappe is of course the best player in the world, he’s phenomenal, but just to be in the conversation after the year he had last year, to come back as strongly as he did… Erik ten Hag deserves a lot of praise for that as well.

“Some of the players just need the right coach, they [Man United] seem to have the right coach.”

Erik ten Hag certainly agrees with Ambrose. Speaking ahead of the Barcelona game, he hailed Rashford as one of the best forwards in Europe.

“I don’t know [if his scoring] will stop, but he has to go from game to game and during the week do the right things,” he said.

“I think as a manager, as a coaching staff we have to push them but finally it comes from the player. When he loses focus then the scoring will stop. Clear.

“He has so many skills, such high potential and I think there can be even more. When he works well, he will even score more goals because he can score with his left, right and his head.”

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