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5 Things you probably didn't know about Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford
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Marcus Rashford is without a doubt, one of the most skilled young players in the world. A versatile forward, he is capable of playing in any forward position and is very effective in all those positions. However, he is primarily a center-forward and is as good as anybody, when asked to lead the line.

His electrifying pace, exquisite dribbles, eye for goal and excellent playmaking have seen him being labeled as "one for the future" and Manchester United's torchbearer. The Magical Boy is also good at taking direct free-kicks and often helps defensively. He is the complete package and guarantees excitement for the fans, when on the field.

He has managed eight goals and six assists in 20 Premier League games this season and most of them have come under new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Because of his sensational form over the past 4 weeks, his status been taken to the next level by football lovers, and many have praised him as the mainstay for England and United in years to come by.

While Kylian Mbappe is the best young player in the world, the form that Rashford has shown in recent times, proves he isn't far off. While many would know his prodigious skills and goalscoring prowess, there are a few facts that not many may know about him.

#1 He could have played for Manchester City

Rashford against City
Rashford against City

Manchester United's key player, Marcus Rashford could have been a part of the blue side of Manchester but wasn't. While he was playing a junior team game for Fletcher Moss Rangers, scouts from many clubs were monitoring him. One of the teams was Manchester City and he initially started training with them.


However, United intervened and even Rashford and his family felt that he would be better suited to United. Rashford was a United fan since a young age and the family was of the opinion that his style of plat would suit United's more than City's. United fans would be thanking their stars that Rashford isn't a part of their bitter rivals.

His brother Dwaine Maynard stated that:

Marcus had a very individual style. He was skillful and good in one v one situations – we thought United would really get the best out of him.
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Published 25 Jan 2019, 09:54 IST
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