Marcus Rashford profile - Official Manchester United Website
After making impressive progress through United's Academy ranks, Marcus Rashford was thrust into the senior spotlight in February 2016 - with spectacular results.
With Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Will Keane sidelined, Rashford was handed a first-team debut for the Europa League game against Midtjylland and grabbed his opportunity with both hands by scoring twice, a feat he remarkably repeated three days later on his league bow against Arsenal.
He quickly became a regular, starting 18 of the 2015/16 season's final 19 games and scoring eight goals along the way, including a famous winner at Manchester City and a crucial FA Cup goal at West Ham. Finishing the season as an FA Cup winner - and with a place in England's Euro 2016 squad to boot - capped an incredible breakthrough for Rashford.
An earlier notable step-up came in 2013/14 when he was selected as a lone striker for an FA Youth Cup tie at Leicester City and he did not let anybody down in what was then an unfamiliar position for him. Perhaps more comfortable operating in the hole between midfield and attack, the Manchester-born starlet managed to hold down a pretty regular place towards the end of that campaign. Four goals in 10 starts, including some real crackers, impressed all Academy observers and there was a feeling he was ahead of schedule.Read Full Article