Kelechi Iheanacho welcomes comparisons between himself and Marcus Rashford claiming it serves as motivation to improve his game.

Iheanacho and Rashford have been shining lights in unimpressive seasons for Manchester City and United respectively and the form of the strikers has sparked debate among fans over which holds the most potential.

Nigeria international Iheanacho has scored an impressive seven league goals in six starts this season, while England U20 star Rashford has four in 10 Premier League starts.

“I hope people keep comparing us because if we can keep challenging each other in the coming years it could be great for Manchester,” said Iheanacho in an interview with theDaily Mail.

“If we both keep doing well, improving and scoring lots of goals for the team it could be interesting.

“I love a challenge so when people compare me and Rashford it gives me more confidence and motivation. It also makes me work even harder.”

Iheanacho has been impressed with Rashford since his emergence in February, admitting he had learned a lot from the 18-year-old and believes he will become a top player at Old Trafford.

“Rashford is a great young talent. He is big and strong and makes good decisions so I think he’s going to be a really good player for United in the coming years,” said the 19-year-old.

“You can learn from every player so I’ve learned from Rashford as well this season and I wish him all the best in his career.”

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