The football media will compare footballers in their early to mid-20s to Paris Saint-Germain and France international Kylian Mbappe, whether it’s fair or unfair to the players.
Mbappe has shown at the 2022 FIFA World Cup that he will likely carry the title of the best player on the planet and is two wins away from winning back-to-back trophies with France. A feat last accomplished by Brazil when they won in 1958 and 1962.
One player often compared to the 23-year-old is Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. However, talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan wants those comparisons to stop after the Red Devils’ boss Erik ten Hag, recently compared the two players.
“How can you put him in the same breath as Kylian Mbappe? I mean, it’s just a ridiculous, ridiculous comparison,” Jordan said. “He’s not even in the same postal code. He’s a decent player Marcus Rashford; he came on and gave [England] a couple of impact goals [at the World Cup].
“… All of a sudden, he’s back to being this world-beating footballer that he’s not. Can you seriously say, in all seriousness, while looking across the table at me that Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford are cut from the same cloth?”
🤔 “It’s unfair on Rashford as he’s put on a pedestal that he’s not at.”
😳 “How can you put him in the same breath as Mbappe?! It’s ridiculous!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 13, 2022
During the World Cup, Mbappe has shown up on various occasions to help France when the national team needed him the most, especially with the number of injuries the team had heading into this tournament.
Nonetheless, if Mbappe wins a second World Cup, these comparisons to the PSG star might have to stop.