Marcus Rashford comes across as a level-headed lad, despite his meteoric rise to fame over the past seven months.
“He still parks his car out the front, not round the back with all the first-team players,” Nicky Butt revealed in an interview with The Times this week. “He comes in, looks you in the eye, talks to you, listens, asks questions.
“He sits next to his mates, eats his dinner with them when he can, but obviously has to eat with the first team sometimes. If you gave him £8 million, he wouldn’t get carried away.”
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Rashford also had no qualms about turning up to watch his mates playing for non-league Bacup Borough earlier this week.
He happily posed for selfies with surprised locals and even paid the £5 admission fee to get in.
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Rashford's neighbours aren't happy
However, nobody is perfect and Rashford’s neighbours have made complaints about the noise levels emanating from his house.
This is according to The Sun, who claim Rashford’s French bulldogs are giving his neighbours in Altrincham the hump.
“It makes a change from the usual calls we get from players’ girlfriends,” a source told The Sun.
“Marcus is a young player and he can’t be in the house all the time because he is training. That’s why the club had to find a specialist to get them house-trained.”
United have intervened
That’s right: Manchester United have intervened in a bid to resolve the problem.
They have sent behavioural experts in to look after Rashford’s dogs.
The 18-year-old’s neighbours will be praying it has the desired effect.
Rashford splashed out on the dogs shortly after signing his improved £20,000-a-week contract in May.
Rashford heads into the Manchester derby full of confidence
There has been much debate over whether the teenager should have been included in Sam Allardyce’s first England squad this month.
Allardyce opted against calling up the striker for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia last Sunday - a match which England secured three points from thanks to a last-gasp winner from Adam Lallana - leaving the United star to drop down to the Under-21 squad instead.
Rashford was praised by Gareth Southgate, the Under-21’s manager, for his attitude and desire to work hard.
Moreover, he responded by scoring a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Norway on Tuesday night, sending a clear message to both Allardyce and Jose Mourinho in the process.
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