Marcus Rashford reveals why he joined Manchester United

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Marcus Rashford will undoubtedly have pleased Manchester United fans after suggesting that there was no other club he would rather join than the Red Devils.

Born and raised in Manchester, Rashford began playing football for local side Fletcher Moss Rangers aged five before entering United's academy system two years later.

The 18-year-old also revealed that there were other teams after his signature as a youngster but insists that United were the only club he was interested in joining and no other team came close.


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Speaking at the launch of FIFA 17, Rashford said: "There was a connection between Fletcher Moss and United especially, and the man that was the link urged me to go to United.

"There were a few teams at the same time who wanted me to train at their teams but for me, United were the only option."

Rashford cited his mother and his brothers as big influences in developing his footballing ability as a kid and in helping him to realise his dream of making it to the highest level.

"It all started with my mum and my brothers and it plays a big part," he claimed. "That's where I learned basic things like my first touch or how to dribble.

"You don't think you've got a realistic chance until you get to a certain age and you've seen people that you know go up there and make a difference to the team."

Fairytale debut

The English starlet also reminisced about his incredible Man Utd debut back in February and admitted that he thought he was going to mark the occasion with a goal.

He scored twice against FC Midtjylland after being suddenly drafted into the starting XI as a result of a pre-match injury to Anthony Martial.

"It's an unbelieveable feeling scoring. You hear all the fans cheering and you just have to settle your nerves," Rashford explained. "You never know what it's going to be like until the game's started and when it started I had a feeling I was going to score a goal or help to create a goal."

Good start to the season

With the summer arrival of superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rashford had to initially be patient under new boss Jose Mourinho. However, since breaking into the team he simply hasn't looked back and has already registered four goals in all competitions for United.

When asked if he had "made it" following his rapid rise to fame, Rashford responded, "No, not yet! There are people at the top who still have things to prove, so until I've won everything I want to win, and individual awards, then maybe I'll be happy."

The teenage sensation started in the big win over Leicester City last weekend, finding the back of the net from close range, and he'll be hoping for a similar outcome when Stoke City visit Old Trafford later today.

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