So Marcus Rashford has just been selected to play for England at Euro 2016…he’s only 18!
The exciting young forward joined Man United’s academy system at 7 and only made his first-team debut half-way through the current season.
Since then and in true Man United fashion, he’s started his career with a bang (or 8) and proved that he is certainly a star of the future.
After being named on the first-team bench for the first time earlier on in the season but not actually seeing any game time, Rashford was a late addition to the starting line-up for United’s second leg tie against Midtjylland in the Europa League after Anthony Martial was injured during the warm-up.
He got off to a flyer, banging in 2 goals in a 5-1 Man United win helping to see them through to the next round after previously being 2-1 down on aggregate.
Rashford’s goals made him United’s youngest ever scorer in Europe, beating the record previously held by a true Man United legend, George Best.
Man of the Match
Just 3 days later, Rashford made his Premier League debut at home against Arsenal.
Once again he scored twice whilst also providing an assist for United’s third in what was a thrilling 3-2 win.
Rashford was rightly named man of the match:
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusR39) February 29, 2016
Player of the Month
Having only played 2 games, Rashford was named Manchester United’s player of the month for February:
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusR39) March 5, 2016
After scoring 2 braces in as many games, Rashford earned a starting place for United’s next 5 games before scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby.
He became the youngest ever scorer in a Manchester derby.
Rashford on the 1-0 win over Watford:
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusR39) March 2, 2016
Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusR39) March 20, 2016
England Call Up
Rashford then started in 9 of United’s next 10 games and added another 3 goals to his tally in that period.
Bursting on to the scene with 8 goals in 17 games earned him an England call up as Roy Hodgson selected the 18 year old for the preliminary 26-man squad for Euro 2016.
— England (@England) May 16, 2016
Rashford is 150/1 with SkyBet to win the golden boot at Euro 2016.
He is 12/1 to be England’s top goalscorer at the competition.
For comparison, Wayne Rooney managed 17 goals in 43 appearances in his first full season at Man United.
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