Better than Henry! Man Utd and Arsenal target Mbappe posts best Ligue 1 numbers in 30 years

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The teenage forward bagged a double for Monaco against Caen to become the youngest player to 13 efforts in three decades of top-flight football

Kylian Mbappe is a wanted man, and interest in his services is likely to mount amid the posting of figures that even the legendary Thierry Henry could not match.

Having burst onto the scene at Monaco in some style this season, the teenager was among the goals again in a 3-1 victory over Caen on Sunday.

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His deadly double took him onto 13 Ligue 1 efforts for the season, with that return helping to keep his side in title contention.

His efforts have also set a 30-year high in the French top-flight, with the 18-year-old bettering the achievements of some illustrious figures that have gone before him.

Henry also rose to prominence at Monaco, having graduated out of their academy system.

He was, however, more of a forward than an out-and-out striker at that time, with a move to Arsenal in 1999 eventually leading to him being moved more central.

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There are plenty of similarities to be drawn between the two, though, with Mbappe displaying many of the qualities that made Henry a superstar and World Cup winner.

He has a long way to go to match those achievements, but he is certainly on the right track and showing the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal why they will have to dig deep if they are to lure him away from his homeland.

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