Giggs: “Jesus and Rashford are both exciting”


Giggs tried to compare Gabriel Jesus and Marcus Rashford as they are both very talented young players but the former Wales international can’t say which one is better as they have got some different qualities.

He was given a chance to work with Marcus Rashford during his time in Manchester United and he said that he wouldn’t swap him for anyone, including Jesus. But Giggs also insisted that these two are completely different and it’s not quite fair to compare them as they don’t have similar roles in their teams.

The Manchester United legend spoke about Rashford and Jesus as he said, according to Sky Sports: “They’re a bit different, Jesus has a better scoring record but Marcus likes to match up with defenders and try something, which is what makes him great to watch. I’ve worked with Marcus and seen him at close hand and how much of a talent he is. However, it is his work rate and commitment which are really what makes him such a valuable asset for Manchester United.”

He also added that he wouldn’t swap Rashford for anyone: “You wouldn’t swap him for any other young player right now. I’ve not seen Jesus in the same close-up environment but he’s obviously shown from his performances he is a very talented player.”

The former Wales international also spoke about the upcoming derby match between Tottenham and Arsenal: “The north London derby always tends to be an entertaining affair, with a lot of goals and a lot of talented players, and I think it has been more interesting over recent years with the teams being evenly matched. Form often goes out of the window with derbies but Arsenal have tended to dominate, so Tottenham are naturally relishing getting some revenge. Spurs are the better team right now but to really have the upper hand they have to do it consistently over the new few years, although with the talented young squad they have I don’t see why that won’t be the case.”