Marcus Rashford: The Future of England
With stunning goals & records already under his belt, why is Marcus Rashford being left on the sidelines for Manchester United and England? We look at the phenomenon that is Marcus Rashford.
Written By Brain Watson - September 8, 2016
Marcus Rashford may only be eighteen years old, but he has managed to achieved things in such a short time frame that even some of the greatest footballers cannot compete with.
Marcus Rashford scored goals on both his Manchester United and England debuts and his career was looking to be on the rise. Then things changed. With the arrival of Ibrahimovic, Pogba and Mourinho to Manchester, Rashford has found himself getting less playing time. He was also dropped to the England U21 team after impressing in during England’s (very poor) Euro 2016 campaign. In true Rashford form, he simply took this in his stride and casually scored a hat trick on his England U21 debut. As you do. Giving him yet another debut goal to add to the collection. Here’s a video so you can re-watch it in all it’s glory:
It seems as if the England and Manchester United teams have been holding back lately as if they think this is all just a stroke of luck. With this most recent, and phenomenal, debut surely it is time for Mourinho and Allardyce to reconsider their tactics? There has been multiple occasions when Rashford has been subbed on and made an impression in mere minutes of getting on the pitch. We are praying for Marcus to make the starting line up for the first Manchester Derby of the 16/17 Premier League. Surely we’re not the only ones who want to see a Manchester United team starting line up with a mixture of legends, top players and emerging talent? It makes the games far more interesting to have a young and energetic player on the field like Rashford.
It all lies on Mourinho to help in the future of Rashford’s career at United and England. Which could cause concern as we all know that he doesn’t have the best record with youth players. Surely Mourinho can see that if he nurtures the youngster, it could be one of the greatest things he could do to cement himself as one of the greatest ever managers. Surely he won’t want LVG to take all the credit?!
What do you think? Is Marcus Rashford due to become a regular fixture for club and country or is he young enough that he can wait a while longer and (potentially) be even better?