Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford MBE( born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England public platoon. A Manchester United player from the age of seven, Rashford scored two pretensions on both his first-platoon debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days latterly. He also scored in his first Manchester derby, as well as on his EFL Cup and UEFA titleholders League debuts. With United, Rashford has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield, and UEFA Europa League.

Personal Life

Marcus Rashford was born on 31 October 1997 in Manchester and raised in the Fallowfield, Withington, and Wythenshawe areas of the municipality.  Rashford comes from a working-class family; his ma is Melanie Maynard, a single parent who constantly had to work multiple jobs to feed their family, sometimes skipping reflections herself to ensure Rashford and his siblings ate. He has four aged siblings; two sisters, Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford, both of whom went on to represent him professionally, and two sisters, Chantelle and Claire. He is a kind of fellow footballer Lois Maynard, who presently plays as a midfielder for Oldham Athletic.


Rashford had begun playing football for Fletcher Moss Rangers at the age only of five years old, also starting as a goalkeeper, and cited former United goalkeeper Tim Howard as his goalkeeping idol. Fletcher Ross Rangers academy development officer and also Dave Horrocks recalls that Rashford was on a “different level” to other boys, who had been playing a major role as the team won a tournament with a total of 15 scouts from various clubs watching.

He had spent a week training with Manchester City before he joined the academy system at Manchester United at the age of only seven, amid interest from both Everton and Liverpool. He credited his siblings with helping him to decide to join the United.

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