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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has revealed he hangs on Thierry Henry’s every word on TV and in interviews – because he leaRns so much about his role from the legendary Arsenal striker.
Rashford said: “He was someone that I paid close detail to and he is just a wonderful footballer.
“He really knows his football as well, so I still listen to his interviews and the way he speaks about finishing.”
“When I was about 16 or 17, when I first started to play in that No 9 role, Henry was someone that I looked at because he is not a traditional No 9.
“He is someone that drifts to the left, he does things with the ball, he is just not what you would consider the traditional striker in English football.
“When I first went into the No 9 position, I knew I could never be that type of traditional No 9.
“Someone who is going to hold the ball up, win headers and do stuff like that. But I also know the qualities that I do have and what I can do as a striker.
“At the time, he was someone I looked to because I could see similarities with what I wanted my end goal to look like with the way he was playing.”
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