Marcus Rashford has well and truly come to prominence over the last few months, but he had to endure a rather controversial report in The Sun on Thursday.
The Sun documented that Rashford's cousin, Nicholas Rashford, was sent to prison for 18 years after stabbing a school pal in the chest. Back in 2004, Nicholas, who was 18 at the time, was convicted of murder.
However, the story faced a major backlash from Manchester United supporters, who hit out at The Sun over their reporting of Rashford's so-called dark family secret.
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And now, The Sun have faced further criticism from Bournemouth left-back Tyrone Mings.
Mings, 23, hasn't featured for Bournemouth since August after picking up an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but he has well and truly made his feelings clear on social media. The talented defender has hit out at The Sun, claiming that they are 'full of s***'.
Taking to Twitter, he stated: 'Full of s*** newspaper, trying to drag a young man's name through the dirt when he's doing well. Shame on you.'
It's certainly not surprising that Mings has taken to Twitter; Rashford was just six-years-old when his cousin murdered someone.
Ultimately, it's press that the youngster does not deserve at this stage in his career; he looks set for a huge future in the game and should be handed the opportunity to express himself at Old Trafford.
Let's just hope the report doesn't stop Rashford's recent rise in the game. At just 18, it's safe to say that the forward is one of the most exciting young players in the English game right now.
Rashford certainly has the backing of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who has hailed him as a huge prospect.
Speaking to Sky Sports, as per The Guardian, Ferguson said: “He’s given nine young players their debut – I think the future is good. Rashford is an example of what I think is Manchester United.
"They are the one club in England who will always identify a Rashford and give a young kid a chance – there is no better club in England at giving young kids a chance. Rashford is a sensation and one of the best in years.”
United fans will be hoping to see Rashford in action on Sunday as the Red Devils prepare to play host to Everton.
Will Rashford become a superstar at Old Trafford? Have your say below!
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