Marcus Rashford is not planning to leave Manchester United anytime soon as he stated that it would not sit well for him to wear another club’s jersey.
The 23-year-old left-winger who stated this today, December 10, after bagging the Sport for Social Change award at British Sports Awards for his campaign against child poverty, said Manchester United gave him the platform to become who he is.
While listing why he might not leave Manchester United anytime soon, Marcus Rashford recalled how Manchester United sent a vehicle to pick him up from his home for training and drove him back home after training when he was about 7 years old.
He also recalled how Manchester United provided accommodation for his mother, Melanie Rashford, when she had nowhere to stay. The football star and his mother stayed at the apartment United provided until he turned 17.
“For me, I never look beyond Manchester United,” Rashford said. “As a kid, I’ve never looked beyond Manchester United in my mind, it wouldn’t sit right for me to be pulling on another shirt.
“I just want to do the best I can for the club whilst I’m here, so hopefully I’m here for the long term.”
…gutted. pic.twitter.com/dl0W5SP8Wh— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) December 9, 2020
Marcus Rashford hit the limelight in 2016 when he made his senior team debut for Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League against Midtjylland. He scored two goals in the match which earned him a place in the team when the club faced Arsenal in the Premier League three days later.
The left-winger made his senior national team debut for England in May 2016 and ended up becoming the youngest player to score for the Three Lions.
Ever since then, Rashford has remained unstoppable for both England and Manchester United. So far, he has scored 11 goals for England national team in 39 caps.
As for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford has scored 77 goals and provided 45 assists in 232 appearances. So far this season, the left-winger has scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists in 18 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United.
Besides football, the football star has been honored with an MBE in October 2020 for his effort in making the government of the United Kingdom to make a u-turn twice on school feeding program in the country.
On December 10, 2020, he finished as a runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the Sportsman of the Year award which was organized by the Sports Journalists’ Association in Britain.
“All the good things that have happened this year’s come from Manchester United giving me the opportunity as a kid,” said Marcus Rashford.
“I don’t just remember the last year or the last five years, I’m talking about the times when nobody in my family drove and I had to get to training, and United had people to come and take me to the training ground and take me back home.
“When I was six, seven, eight years old, I’m talking about the times when they put me into accommodation when my mum was struggling at home when I was 11 years old and I was up there until I was 16, 17, so it’s a lot deeper than what people see sometimes.
“I think people only see some of the stuff that’s been happening since I’ve been in the first team, but the bond that I have with United is much greater than just these last five years, and it will forever be greater than my actual career.
“They’re the reason that I’ve become a footballer, they’ve allowed me to express myself and find out that I had talent in football.”