Marcus Rashford promised a live Q&A session with BR Football if enough money was raised for Fare Share, a charity that is helping supply free school meals to students during the school closures. As it stands, with Rashford’s encouragement, £150k has been made, meaning 600,000 vulnerable children can be fed.
Rashford was asked a whole host of questions about the current season, his teammates and the manager.
He was also asked to pick a 5-a-side team from past and present Manchester United players and he opted to go for a team mainly comprising of ones he’d watched as a kid.
I’m going to go with most players in the team who I watched when I was growing up. I’d have Rio Ferdinand, I’d probably have De Gea in net, but it’s a close one between him and Van der Sar. I never got to watch Schmeichel play but when I was a kid Van der Sar was one of the best keepers and I’ve enjoyed playing with De Gea. I’d have Scholesy in front of Rio, Ryan Giggs and Ronaldo on the wings, and Rooney up front.
When asked about the best player he has ever played alongside, he picked Rooney, who became the all-time highest scorer before leaving the club.
I’d probably say Rooney. As a kid growing up, Rooney and Ronaldo were my two favourite players, so getting the opportunity to play with him was an unbelievable experience. I watched him quite closely because there was a period before I played when he was a no.9, and also playing deeper, and the way he transitioned between positions was world class.
When he got the ball, he was always looking forward. I was looking to make runs in behind so you need someone like him to make the passes. Watching his career so closely and how he changed as a player as he got older, it was amazing to be on the pitch with him.
Still only 22, Rashford has three goals against Liverpool and two against Manchester City, but when asked who he preferred to beat he opted for the scousers.
I think the games against Liverpool, if you win those games, it’s a feeling like no other. It’s very close though, City is obviously a big game as well.