Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has claimed that Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe, is ‘more clinical’ than Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portugal captain was his age.
Smith Rowe, who joined Arsenal’s academy at the age of 10, has scored two Premier League goals so far this season for the Gunners.
The 21-year-old has established himself as a key player under Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta.
The England youngster also inherited the No.10 shirt at Arsenal earlier this year following Mesut Ozil’s departure.
“Ronaldo now for 10, 15 years and Mo Salah for five, six years, and beyond. They are absolutely deadly. They are ruthless and clinical,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Everything that Smith Rowe [wants to be], he’s a beautiful footballer Smith Rowe, and he’s got a long way to go in his career. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t as clinical and ruthless at that age.
“But that’s where he has got to get to. To the point where by every single game, they want to be the best. They want to score the winner. They believe they are going to score the winner. Confidence is unbelievable.”