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It’s been a sensational journey for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. The youngster has been a rage for both club and country and has continued to rise rapidly with every passing day.
Despite being in his tender age, the youngster has earned the trust of the Three Lions gaffer Gareth Southgate and also seems to be on the good books of Jose Mourinho.
The United youngster was brought to the fore by former manager Louis van Gaal as the Dutch manager unleashed the youngster in a Europa League match against FC Midtjylland and the rest is history.
Rashford has gone onto establish himself on the big stage with ease and clearly is one of the future stars of English football. He came through the famed Red Devils academy and has been an integral part of the first team setup.
Rashford tasted success very early as the youngster had the chance to train with the higher age group players. “I remember at first there were 40 or 45 of us and I’d say the real step up was when we got to maybe 10 or 11 [years old] and that number dropped down to about 20 and it started to get a bit more serious.
The English international said, “Around that age, there were players coming from all over the world, so it got a bit more difficult.
“From the age of about 11 or 12, training with them more regularly was a massive part of my development and the other kids’ development as well.
“Training with your own age, there’s a certain amount that you can learn. But when you have the chance to train with older players, the level of learning, it goes up.
“You’re learning the same thing as what 18 and 19-year-olds are learning. So that was massive, a big learning curve for us all.”