Darren Bent has compared Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.

Without perhaps hitting his very best form yet, Bukayo Saka has made a strong start to the new Premier League season for Arsenal.

The 22-year-old has already racked up two goals and two assists. Saka is a key figure in Mikel Arteta’s squad, and will be crucial for the Gunners throughout the campaign.

Marcus Rashford is similarly important at Old Trafford. However, Manchester United have endured a much tougher start to the new season. The Red Devils have lost three of their five Premier League matches so far, including a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Why Pele Is Overrated.

Both players are hugely talented. However, former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent doesn’t believe Rashford is at Saka’s level.

Speaking on TalkSport, Bent said of the £300,000-a-week Manchester United star, “too often over the last few years…he’ll have a period where he’s hot, then he’ll go missing…talk about ‘world class’, not for me. No way.”

The pundit went on to say, “Saka is so much more consistent than Rashford…even if he doesn’t score, he does something.”

Everton FC v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images

Saka on path to improve at Arsenal

Saka certainly does have a knack for finding a way to positively influence games, even if he can’t get on the scoresheet himself. Against Manchester United, he assisted Declan Rice’s late winner. He also set up a crucial goal against Everton last time out, teeing up Leandro Trossard to secure a 1-0 win for the Gunners. Those two assists alone have been worth six points to Arsenal this season.

The Hale End academy graduate has more dimensions to his game than the 25-year-old Manchester United man. On top of that, Arteta is convinced Saka can still become “much better,” as quoted by the Evening Standard.

Arsenal fans will be hoping to see Saka fulfil his potential at the club in the coming years. Having recently tied him down to a new long-term contract, it certainly seems likely that Saka’s future remains in north London.

Related Topics