Before February 25, Manchester United fans couldn’t be blamed if they didn’t know who Marcus Rashford was.
Fast forward exactly two months and his supporters are chanting his name at an FA Cup semi-final - and even claiming he’s better than one of the best strikers in world football.
During those two months, Rashford has had an incredible rise to fame.
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It helped that he managed to score twice on his senior debut. The 18-year-old was only named in the starting line-up due to the injury to Anthony Martial in the warm-up but made the most of it with a brace against Midtjylland in the Europa League to seal passage into the next round.
Three days later, he scored another two goals during a 3-2 win against Arsenal, making him the third-youngest scorer in the club’s Premier League history.
But his best moment was still to come.
During last month's Manchester derby, Rashford scored the only goal at the Etihad Stadium to become a United hero.
In 14 matches in all competitions, Rashford has notched seven goals - so it’s no wonder that United fans have quickly created a chant for him.
And they’re not just singing Rashford’s praises in their song, they also have a sly dig at Sergio Aguero.
Watch the video below to hear Rashford’s chant:
In case you didn’t get that, they’re singing: “It’s Rashford, you know. Better than Kun Aguero.”
While we applaud the effort from the United fans, surely they don’t really believe that their youngster is better than Aguero.
The Argentine has managed 135 goals in 204 matches for the blue side of Manchester and is regarded as one of the best strikers in world football. If Rashford can have half the career Aguero has had, he would have become a brilliant player.
Rashford’s emergence has coincided with United salvaging their season. Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton saw them reach their first final in the competition for nine years.
But it’s not just the FA Cup Rashford and his teammates are concentrating on. United are just five points behind Manchester City and Arsenal in their quest for a top-four finish, with a game in hand.
Rashford still has a big part to play in United’s season and the supporters will be hoping he can emulate Aguero’s incredible finishing ability by scoring an important goal or two between now and the summer.
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