Video of Marcus Rashford playing for Man Utd as a 13-year-old goes viral


It’s easy to forget Marcus Rashford is still only 22-years-old.

It’s been more than four years since he burst onto the scene in sensational fashion.

Hardly anyone had ever heard of the 18-year-old when he was named in United’s starting line-up for their Europa League tie against Midtjylland after Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up.

By full-time, everyone was talking about him after he bagged himself a brace.

Three days later, he scored another two during a 3-2 win against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Rashford has been in United’s first-team ever since, scoring 64 goals in 201 appearances in total.

Some may claim the forward hasn’t quite fulfilled the incredible potential he showed during those first two matches.

But Rashford was showing potential long before he made his first-team debut back in February 2016.

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That’s because a video has emerged of Rashford playing for United’s youth side as a 13-year-old – and he was head and shoulders above everyone else,

Mostly wearing the No.7 shirt, Rashford can be seen on the wings beating defenders for fun with his incredible pace. It’s so impressive that it’s gone viral on Twitter, picking up more than 2,000 retweets and 10,000 ‘likes.’

Take a look:

Can we just have a minute silence for that Leicester No.3 who Rashford beats on countless occasions?

It does spark the debate regarding Rashford’s best position once again.

Even in the comments, United fans were wondering why he’s now considered more of a central striker than a winger.

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One wrote: “I don’t get it? Which academy coach saw him doing this on the wing and said ‘let’s make him a striker.’”

Another added: “Destined to wear the number 7.”

While a third blamed Jose Mourinho for stunting Rashford’s growth by tweeting: “Jose has blood on his hands.”

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