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This Manchester United Youngster Has Everything To Become A Legend At The Club – Agreed?

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Marcus Rashford

Why Marcus Rashford Has Everything To Become A Manchester United Legend

When you have the likes of Pele, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ryan Giggs as your fans, you are probably not doing a lot wrong in your life and that is exactly what Marcus Rashford is enjoying right now. The youngster, who broke into the scene under Louis van Gaal, is a product of Manchester United’s famous academy and has hit all the right notes since his mesmerizing arrival on the big scene by scoring a brace against Arsenal in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old was on target in United’s previous game against FC Basel as well, thus ensuring that he scored on his Champions League debut. The English international had previously scored on his Premier League, Europa League, EFL Cup, International and Manchester Derby bow as well. Despite playing as a wide forward, he has managed to score 21 goals since his arrival and has always looked like a youngster who has his head firmly on his shoulders.

Blessed with electric pace and exceptional ball control, Rashford is every bit the player that the Old Trafford faithful want to see in their ranks – someone who is young yet audacious, carefree yet tactically nuanced, someone who not only scores a lot of goals but also has the ability to make people come off their seats.

Having witnessed the likes of George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo over the years, it is natural that the meteoric rise of an Academy product will get the United supporters excited.

Despite being used on the wings and often rotated with Anthony Martial, the English international is primarily a No.9 and the striker position is what that suits him the best. He reads the game intelligently and likes to cut in from wide areas, which makes him all the more harder to defend against. Although he is not the most industrious player on the pitch, it is a freedom that one can allow him to enjoy, given his age and raw skill in the opposition’s half.

While Rashford has so far ticked all the boxes, he has a long road to go. The challenges of a modern footballer are many and to be honest, he is only a drinking binge away from being a Ravel Morrison or a form dip away from being a Federico Macheda.

The starlet has earned the support of the Stretford End and his manager Jose Mourinho. If he keeps his focus on the game, he could well be a United legend someday.