Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Rashford training with Manchester United in 2016
Personal information
Full name Marcus Rashford[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-31) 31 October 1997[2]
Place of birth Wythenshawe, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2016 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Manchester United 21 (8)
National team
2012–2013 England U16 2 (0)
2014–2015 England U18 2 (0)
2016– England U20 1 (0)
2016– England U21 1 (3)
2016– England 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:18, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Marcus Rashford (born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.

A Manchester United player from the age of seven, he scored twice in both his first-team debut (Europa League) after the warm-up injury of striker Anthony Martial and in his first Premier League game in February 2016 (against Arsenal). He also scored in his first Manchester derby game, and his first League Cup game.

Rashford scored on his England debut in May 2016, becoming the youngest English player to score in his first senior international game. He was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016.

Club career

Manchester United

Born in Wythenshawe, Manchester, Rashford began playing football for Fletcher Moss Rangers at the age of five and joined the academy system at Manchester United at the age of seven.[4][5]

Rashford was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 21 November 2015 for a Premier League game against Watford, which Manchester United won 2–1.[6] On 25 February 2016, Rashford was a late addition to the Manchester United starting line-up for their UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg tie against Midtjylland after Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up; Rashford marked his first-team debut with two goals in the second half of a 5–1 win.[7] Rashford's goals made him Manchester United's youngest ever scorer in European competition, beating a record previously held by George Best.[8][9] Rashford made his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later; he again scored twice and provided the assist for the other goal in a 3–2 home victory, making him the third youngest scorer for United in Premier League history after Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck.[10] On 20 March, Rashford scored the only goal in the Manchester derby, his team's first away league win over Manchester City since 2012.[11] Aged just 18 years and 141 days, Rashford made his mark as the youngest ever scorer in a Manchester derby in the Premier League era.[12]

On 30 May 2016, Rashford signed a new contract with United, keeping him at the club until 2020, with an option to extend for a further year.[13] He came runner-up to Portugal's Renato Sanches in the Golden Boy award for best European player under the age of 21, on 24 October.[14]

International career

Rashford's performances in his first senior season led to calls for him to represent England at UEFA Euro 2016. Manchester United academy coach Nicky Butt dismissed these calls, calling them premature and possibly harmful for the player's development.[15] However, on 16 May, Rashford was named in Roy Hodgson's preliminary 26-man squad for the tournament.[16] He became part of England's Euro 2016 squad less than four months after making his Manchester United debut.[17]

On 27 May, he started in a warm-up game against Australia at the Stadium of Light, and scored the opening goal of a 2–1 win after three minutes, becoming the youngest Englishman to score on his international debut, and the third youngest overall. The previous youngest scoring debutant was Tommy Lawton in 1938.[18]

Euro 2016

On 16 June, he replaced Adam Lallana in the 73rd minute of England's 2–1 win over Wales at UEFA Euro 2016, making his tournament debut at the age of 18 years and 229 days, becoming the youngest ever player to represent England at the European Championships, breaking Wayne Rooney's UEFA Euro 2004 record by four days.[19] Eleven days later, as England were eliminated 2–1 by Iceland in the last 16 in Nice, Rashford came on as a substitute for the final four minutes and dribbled past three opponents, making him the best in that statistic for the whole team in that game.[20]

Career statistics


As of match played 30 November 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Manchester United 2015–16[21] Premier League 11541003[lower-alpha 1]2188
2016–17[22] Premier League 10300314[lower-alpha 1]01[lower-alpha 2]0184
Career total 218413172103612
  1. 1 2 Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. Appearance in FA Community Shield


As of match played 15 November 2016[23]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
England 201661

International goals

As of match played 15 November 2016. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Rashford goal.[23]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 27 May 2016Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England1 Australia1–02–1Friendly[18]



Manchester United



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  4. Luckhurst, Samuel (26 February 2016). "Marcus Rashford rejected Liverpool to join Manchester United". Manchester Evening News.
  5. "Marcus Rashford could have joined City instead of Manchester United". Daily Mail. London. 26 February 2016.
  6. "Watford 1–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport.
  7. Johnston, Neil (25 February 2016). "Manchester United 5–1 FC Midtjylland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  8. George Bellshaw (26 February 2016). "Marcus Rashford: 5 things you need to know about Man Utd's new hero – Metro News". Metro. London.
  9. "Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Enjoys Dream Debut". Reuters. 25 February 2016 via The New York Times.
  10. "Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 28 February 2016.
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  12. Jackson, Jamie (20 March 2016). "Louis van Gaal eyes fourth place after Manchester United close in on City". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  13. "Rashford signs new deal". Manchester United F.C. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  14. Aarons, Ed (24 October 2016). "Renato Sanches beats Marcus Rashford to 2016 Golden Boy award". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  15. Ornstein, David (14 March 2016). "Euro 2016 too early for Man Utd's Marcus Rashford - Nicky Butt". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  16. "Euro 2016: Marcus Rashford makes England provisional squad". BBC Sport. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  17. "Euro 2016: Marcus Rashford's England rise 'doesn't seem real'". BBC Sport. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  18. 1 2 McNulty, Phil (27 May 2016). "England 2–1 Australia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  19. "Marcus Rashford becomes England's youngest ever player at Euros". ESPN FC. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  20. Kearns, Sean (27 June 2016). "Marcus Rashford dribbled past more players in four minutes than any other player during England's defeat to Iceland". Metro. London. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  21. "Games played by Marcus Rashford in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  22. "Games played by Marcus Rashford in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  23. 1 2 "Rashford, Marcus". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  24. McNulty, Phil (21 May 2016). "Crystal Palace 1–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  25. Bevan, Chris (7 August 2016). "Leicester City 1–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  26. Tuck, James (2 May 2016). "Marcus Rashford scoops Under-18s Award". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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