At the age of 18, England-born footballer Marcus Rashford made his professional debut for Premier League club Manchester United in February 2016 in a match in which he scored two goals for the Red Devils in a UEFA Europa League encounter. The fact that he made his senior side debut for the Red Devils not once but twice in the return leg was a sign that the Manchester-born prodigy still has great things ahead of him.
As a striker, Marcus Rashford has distinguished himself as a player you can rely on when it comes to scoring goals. His name was on the scoresheet at both his first Manchester derby and his first UEFA Champions League match. In May 2016, Rashford was the youngest English footballer to score for the Three Lions of England in his senior international debut.
Marcus Rashford Bio (Wiki)
Marcus Rashford was born on 31 October 1997 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, the son of Melanie and Robert Rashford. His footballing talent manifested itself at a very young age. As a 5-year-old, Rashford began an early journey into a professional football career when he joined the Fletcher Moss Rangers community association in South Manchester. Two years later he joined the youth academy of Premier League giant Manchester United. During his time at United’s youth academy, Rashford received his secondary education at the Ashton-on-Mersey School in Greater Manchester, England.
Marcus Rashford was first named as a Manchester United A-substitute in the team’s league match against Watford on 21 November 2015. However, he did not receive his first season until the following year. He made his official senior international debut in a Europa League match against Danish club Midtjylland on 25 February 2016 after Anthony Martial was forced out of the starting line-up due to an 11-hour injury. Rashford seized the opportunity to fall behind twice in the game, which the Red Devils won 5-1. With his two-goal debut, Rashford became the youngest Manchester United player ever to score in European competition, a record previously set by Goerge Best.
Just three days after his European debut, Rashford made his Premier League debut in a similar vein to United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal when he scored a brace in Arsenal’s 3-2 win. He also marked his first Manchester derby on 20 March 2016 with a decisive goal that saw his side triumph over arch-rivals Manchester City. After proving his worth in his debut season, Rashford became a regular in United’s first team in the 2016-17 season. He played for the Red Devils in 53 games, more than any of his team-mates.
On the international stage, Marcus Rashford was also impressive for his home country England, although he does not have as many laurels to show for himself. Rashford represented England at the under-16, under-18 and under-20 levels and made his senior national team debut on 27 May 2016 in a friendly match against the Australian national team. As the goalscorer he is, he did not fail to put his name on the scoreboard when he scored the leading goal in his team’s 2-1 win over Australia.
Rashford was also part of the English squad for the 2016 European Championship, making him the youngest player to represent England in a European competition. Given his impressive track record for both the club and the country, it was no surprise that Marcus Rashford was appointed to the English squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Family – Parents, Brothers and Sisters
As an adolescent Marcus Rashford had minimal interaction with his father Robert Rashford. According to some reports, his father’s name is not even on his birth certificate. His mother, Melanie, a devout Christian, educated him to the best of her knowledge and brought him on the right path. Rashford grew up with 4 older siblings; sisters Chantelle and Claire and brothers Dwaine and Dane.
On his way to a professional football career, Rashford has received immense support from his family. As a child, his mother used to kick balls with him and took the initiative to sign him up for the Fletcher Moss Rangers. Marcus Rashford’s older brother Dwaine Maynard, for his part, has represented Marcus Rashford since his teens. The Red Devils striker appointed him as his official representative in May 2016.
Marcus Rashford’s Girlfriend
The fans of the Manchester-born striker, who achieved fame and fortune at a relatively young age, are curious to know if there is a special person in his life. The football star first sparked romance rumours in May 2016 after being seen going out to dinner with a stunning blonde later identified as Courtney Morrison. At the time it was reported that the two had only been in a relationship for a few months.
As a result, Rashford was linked to another young lady named Lucia Loi. But just like the earlier rumours of a romance, this was never confirmed by Rashford himself. In May 2018, Rashford was again linked to a relationship with reality TV star Lauryn Goodman. The latter has long been a friend of the football star, but she has been remarkably regular at many of Rashford’s games, which gave rise to the romance rumours.
Because of his natural talent and brilliance, Marcus Rashford is usually found with players who are a little older than him. This has always aroused fears among his coaches regarding his physical fitness and stamina. Over the years, however, he has matured into a solid player. Rashford stands at a height of 180 cm (5 feet) and 180 cm (10 inches) paired with a weight of 70 kg (154 lbs).