Marcus Rashford reached his first milestone in the Premier League when he scored the opener against Leicester City on Saturday. He also became the 3rd youngest to reach 50 goals for Manchester United.
Having missed a straightforward chance early in the game, Rashford didn’t repeat the same when he slotted his 6th goal of the season and 50th goal of his Premier League career.
His milestone achieved at 23 years and 56 days is only behind the club legends, Cristiano Ronaldo (22 years and 341 days) and Wayne Rooney (22 years and 157 days).
THE RISE OF MARCUS RASHFORD:
Marcus Rashford MBE made his debut under Louis Van Gaal. He had the dream debut for an 18-year-old, as he scored 2 past Arsenal in 2016. Rashford went on with his impressive run as he scored in 3 consecutive matches.
He scored 4 league goals in his first year. Since then there wasn’t any notable progress as his goal drought continued for a few years. His best performance came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he was able to play in his natural position. He scored his career-best of 10 and 17 goals in consecutive years under Ole.
He notched his first career hattrick against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. This season, he is United’s 2nd top scorer behind Bruno Fernandes.
RASHFORD’S EARNED RESPECT FOR HIS NOTABLE WORKS:
He is as diligent off the pitch as he is on it. Rashford has gained praises from all over the world for his work to end child-hunger in his country.
He drove a campaign to extend the free school meals provided to the vulnerable children during the lockdown period. With the success of that campaign, he aimed higher to end child hunger completely.
‘Growing up as a kid I felt if it was a 100-metre race I started 50 metres behind everybody else.
It was more difficult for me to do the basic things like getting to training, eat the right things, it was a nightmare of a situation to be in, but in the end, I got to where I needed to get to.
‘Once I got there I just had this thing that eats at me saying “make sure you make a difference for the next generation”.
‘I think as a country we should protect them as much as we can and give them the best chance at life and become whatever it is they want to become.’– Marcus Rashford MBE said during a ceremony
Rashford’s hard fought campaign saw the Government vow to spent £400 million to the people who need the help.
He received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), the third highest-ranking Order of the British Empire for his work in providing help to the vulnerable during the lockdown.
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