Marcus Rashford who is also known as MBE was born on the 31st of October 1997, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
He has been a Manchester United player from the age of seven, Rashford scored two goals on both his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later. Marcus Rashford also scored in his first Manchester derby, as well as on his EFL Cup and UEFA Champions League debuts. With Manchester United, he has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Europa League.
The young English star began playing football for Fletcher Moss Rangers at the age of five, starting out as a goalkeeper and cited former United goalkeeper Tim Howard as his goalkeeping idol. One of the Fletcher Ross Rangers academy development officer, Dave Horrocks recalls that Rashford was on a “different level” to other boys, playing a major role as the team won a tournament with 15 scouts from various clubs watching.
Various research has it that he spent a week training with Manchester City before he joined the academy system at Manchester United at the age of seven, amid interest from Everton and Liverpool. But nevertheless, he credited his brothers with helping him decide to join United.
Marcus Rashford in 2012, was part of the Manchester United under-15 squad which finished second in the 23rd annual Marveld tournament. Then in 2014, The Guardian named him as Manchester United’s best prospect in the 2014 Next Generation, saying that his “total-football style gives him a fair chance of going all the way”. The young star trained with United’s first team for the first time aged 16 under the management of David Moyes during the 2013–14 season, and described the training session as “priceless” to himself and other United academy players; he began training with the first team more regularly, and was deemed a “high flier” by coaches.
Manchester United Under-19s manager Nicky Butt praised Rashford’s performances for the team in a group stage match of the UEFA Youth League in 2015. Rashford’s inclusion in the team began following an injury to Demetri Mitchell, and he capitalised on his chance by scoring six goals in 11 games in the Under-18’s Premier League, as well as three goals in the Youth League.
On the 25th of February 2016, Marcus Rashford was included in the 18-man squad for United’s UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg tie against Danish club Midtjylland, owing to an injury crisis which saw 13 players injured. However, it could be recalled that after Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up, Rashford was chosen to start the game, and marked his first-team debut with two goals in the second half of a 5–1 win. As a matter of fact, Marcus Rashford’s goals made him United’s youngest ever scorer in European competition, beating a record previously held by George Best, and which was later broken by Mason Greenwood in the 2019–20 season.
For the 2016–17 new season, marking his place as part of the senior squad, Rashford was given the number 19 by new manager José Mourinho. Manchester United, signing of veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimović meant he often had to settle for a place on the substitutes bench, though upon his signing, Ibrahimović praised Rashford as a “huge talent” and “the future of England”.
Again, 2017–18 season, Marcus Rashford made his first appearance of his second full senior season on 8 August 2017 against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup as a 46th-minute substitute in a 2–1 defeat. The young star started in a 4–0 home win against West Ham United five days later on 13 August, providing the assist for Romelu Lukaku’s opening goal. The 24-year old scored his first goal of the season on 26 August, the opener in a 2–0 victory over Leicester, three minutes after coming on as a substitute. The on the 12 of September, Rashford scored against Basel on his UEFA Champions League debut, the third in a 3–0 win, marking the sixth competition that he had scored on his debut. Marcus Rashford scored a brace against Burton Albion on 20 September in the EFL Cup third round, as well as assisting the fourth goal in a 4–1 victory.
Before the start of 2018–19 season, Marcus Rashford was given the squad number 10 following the release of Ibrahimović, the club’s previous number 10. History however have it that the shirt had also previously been worn in the Premier League by Teddy Sheringham, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Wayne Rooney, and he was the third academy graduate to wear it after Mark Hughes and David Beckham.
Then on 2021–22 season, Marcus Rashford returned to training on 11 October, and made a goalscoring return in a 4–2 away loss to Leicester, coming off the bench and making the score 2–2. In a 1–0 win against West Ham on the 22nd of January 2022, Rashford came on in the 63rd minute for Anthony Elanga, going on to score a 93rd minute winner; the goal meant he had scored more last-minute winners in Premier League history (four) than any other player, and new manager Ralf Rangnick responded by saying Rashford was “one of the top strikers in England” amid a bad run of form.
Rashford in 2012, was invited to an England under-16 training camp, and was later selected to play in the Victory Shield against Northern Ireland under-16s in September, and Wales under-16s in October. The manager of Under-16 Kenny Swain later revealed that Rashford only played two appearances for the side due to an understanding with coaches at Manchester United regarding him being underdeveloped physically, and also thought the exposure would have been “too much” for him.
2016–2018: first major tournaments
The sensational performances of Rashford in his first senior season led to calls for him to represent England at UEFA Euro 2016. However, the United’s academy coach Nicky Butt dismissed these calls, calling them premature and possibly harmful for the player’s development, as did England manager Roy Hodgson, who said Rashford should be allowed to “develop in peace”. However, in the month of April, Hodgson admitted it was “unlikely” Rashford would be included in his tournament squad, but on 16 May, Hodgson named him in his preliminary 26-man squad for the tournament. The young talent became part of England’s Euro 2016 squad less than four months after making his United debut.
MBE on the 8th of September 2018, scored at Wembley in England’s UEFA Nations League opener against Spain, losing 2–1. After the frame of hree days , he also scored in a 1–0 friendly win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium. After that month, he scored a goal and provided an assist in a 3–2 away win against Spain. England’s final Nations League game on 18 November saw Rashford play in a 2–1 win over Croatia that saw England top their group and qualify for the Nations League finals in June 2019. Unarguably, Rsaford’s appearance in this game saw Rashford equal a national record set by Jack Charlton in 1966 by playing a total of 16 games for England throughout the year. In the tournament’s semi-final, Rashford scored the opening goal of the game against the Netherlands, however England lost 3–1 in extra time.
The Manchester United’s playmaker was named in the 26-man squad for Euro 2020, and was given the number 11 shirt, but going into the tournament, Rashford’s role as a starter appeared in doubt.
In the tournament final against Italy, he was brought on as a substitute in the final minutes of extra time. Marcus Rasford was chosen to take the team’s third penalty during the subsequent shoot-out but his effort hit the post and went wide, and Italy went on to win the tournament after saving two more penalties.
Unfortunately for him, after the loss, Rashford was subjected to racially abusive messages on social media, and a street mural honouring him in Withington was vandalised.
Marcus Rashford’s Salary
Marcus Rashford takes home over £10million-a-year on top of his Manchester United wages. The England player has sponsorship deals with the likes of Nike. His deals equate to a bonus £6,300 every day of the year.
Marcus Rashford’s Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, Marcus Rashford net worth 2021 is $80million. During his entire Manchester United career Marcus Rashford has helped United win the FA Cup in 2015-16. He also has the 2016-17 EFL Cup, 2016 FA Community Shield and the 2016-17 Europa League.
Marcus Rashford Sponsorships & Endorsements
Various sources has proven it that Rashford is Nike’s one of the biggest stars. The young star has appeared in many adverts, and his stature seems humongous. Due to his off-field activities, he has earned massive fame and has become a known household face. That’s why the big sportswear brand is betting on him. By being the ‘McDonald’s Football Ambassador,’ he promotes the brand’s name. He is also involved with EA Sports and has helped them boost their FIFA series.
FA Cup: 2015–16
EFL Cup: 2016–17
FA Community Shield: 2016
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17; runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020
UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19
Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year: 2015–16
Premier League Player of the Month: January 2019
PFA Fans’ Player of the Month: December 2019
Premier League Academy Graduate of the Year Award: 2019–20
PFA Community Champion Award: 2019–20
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2019–20
Manchester United Goal of the Season: 2019–20 (vs. Chelsea, 30 October 2019)
PFA Merit Award: 2020
FIFA Foundation Award: 2020
The Guardian Footballer of the Year: 2020
FWA Tribute Award: 2020
FIFPro Merit Award: 2020
Time 100 Next: 2021
Pat Tillman Award for Service: 2021
Orders and special awards
Member of the Order of the British Empire: 2020
Campaigner Of The Year in the 2020 GQ Men Of The Year
Expert Panel Special Award in the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Lockdown Heroes (Special Recognition) in the 2020 FSA Awards
Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Manchester, October 2021