Marcus Rashford is the darling of Manchester United, having broken in to the first team back in February against Midtjylland, and he hasn’t stopped scoring since.
Ahead of United’s 4-1 win over Leicester City, Rashford reflected on his start to life in United’s first team.
It’s rare for a player to get injured in the warm-up, it doesn’t happen every game. The substitutes warm up separately and there was about two minutes left of their warm-up. I’d only messed around with the ball when one of the assistants came over and threw me a bib and all of a sudden I was in the XI that’s starting. You go back to the changing rooms and all the players tell you position you need to be in and then before you know it you’re out on the pitch for a game of football.
I was quiet calm, I thought I would be more nervous and worried about the game but when it came to it I was quite calm. It was just a game of football. We went a goal down but I didn’t get that gutted feeling when I go a goal down now in a game, I was just happy to play. And then, obviously, the goals started coming and we started performing well as a team so it was a good day.
I was more nervous for the interview than I was for the game. I hadn’t done any media training or anything. You put me with Carrick so he helped me out a bit with the questions!