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Marcus Rashford is an English footballer who plays as a striker. Born on October 31, 1997, the striker has been with Manchester United throughout his career. After having joined the Red Devils as a seven-year-old, Rashford has gone on to feature for United in top matches apart from making his full England debut.
Rashford’s career with Manchester United started in 2005 when he made the switch from Fletcher Moss Rangers, where he had been playing from five years of age. It is not a surprise that there were football whispers when United managed to bring the coveted Rashford under their wings Rashford initially began as a goalkeeper before being switched to the forward positions at United. The striker has not found himself in the transfer news section, as he continues to be a loyal player of United.
Rashford has the versatility to play in multiple positions across the pitch. His pace and physical presence particularly endear well for playing on the left-wing and cutting into the diet for scoring goals. Rashford also has the potential to play as a centre forward –with or without a partner. His hold-up play may not be his biggest strength, but Rashford is capable of doing the job when called upon in this position.
After featuring heavily in the reserves for several years, Rashford was finally given an opportunity in the first team by Louis van Gaal in the 2015-16 campaign. The striker made his debut in style after scoring two goals in his debut game in the Europa League. The goals also made Rashford as the youngest goalscorer for United in Europe and he beat George Best to this record. Rashford’s Premier League debut also yielded a couple of goals, as he helped United beat Arsenal. These debut goals put Rashford on the transfer odds section for a potential move from United given the troubles faced by the Red Devils in returning to the former glory days. However, the gossip columns did not see any persistent interest from other clubs.
Due to the rumours surrounding his future, Rashford has had many contract extensions at United. His current contract runs until 2023 with United having the option of an additional year.
Rashford made his debut for England in 2016 immediately after featuring for United.
Marcus Rashford Transfer Rumours
- From Manchester United reserves to Manchester United in 2016
Rashford has been a Manchester United player from his youth days. There is every likelihood that Rashford may end up as a one-club man, which is becoming an increasing unlikely in the modern age when footballers are subjected to intense transfer rumours from different corners of the globe.
Aware of the growing potential and transfer interest surrounding Rashford, United have extended his contract on multiple occasions. The latest contract is signed by the striker was in 2019. As a result of his exploits with United, Rashford finds himself as of the transfer targets for top clubs across Europe.