Marcus Rashford is the youngest ever scorer in Manchester derby in the Premier League era. He is probably the most promising youngster in Manchester United. He is a role model to many kids. But how well do we know his story? Down are 5 details you didn’t know about the 21 year-old star.
5.He Could Have Joined Man City
Marcus Rashford’s record vs. the league’s current top 5 teams:
⚽️⚽️🅰️ vs. Arsenal
⚽️⚽️ vs. Man City
⚽️⚽️ vs. Liverpool
⚽️🅰️ vs. Chelsea
⚽️ vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Still just 21. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/c2d9cLjYyD
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 13, 2019
Manchester United had to beat off competition from neighbours Manchester City in order to sign him and Cityzens were trying to steal him again recently. But the youngster decided to marry Red Devils.
4.He developed his talent in the same club as Danny Welbeck
Gareth Southgate has said he is going to rest Harry Kane tonight, leaving Rashford and Welbeck as England’s only two strikers! 🏴
If YOU were England manager, which other striker would you call-up? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/iQS9SXdTEb
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 11, 2018
Marcus Rashford grew up in the famous Fletcher Moss Junior Football Club, a club that has produced other great players like Welbeck, Wes Brown, Ravel Morrison and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
3.He started kicking the ball from the age of two
Saint 🐾 pic.twitter.com/v38UdbUkd0
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 21, 2019
At the age of two, Rashford started playing football with his brother in the house, in the garden or in the garage.
‘I could remember my Dad insisting he takes me to join a youth club to play with boys instead of having me around kicking balls on our garage’s roof’ says Marcus.
Rashford was later encouraged to join local Fletcher Moss boys club by his dad, Robert who was a coach there. His skills impressed Man United scouts; thus forcing them to sign him at the age of 8.