Last night, Manchester United found themselves a new #10. Marcus Rashford follows in the footsteps of some absolute legends who have worn such an iconic jersey number in the past, and what an honour it is for the 20-year-old.
It’s such a brilliant show-of-faith in an up-and-coming star from a manager that apparently doesn’t trust in youth, but that’s a debate for another day entirely.
As for Rashford, he must be buzzing right now. Shortly after taking to the field for the first time as our #10, the young man took to Twitter to express his delight and gratitude.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) August 5, 2018
Honestly, I’m just thrilled for the young man. He always gives absolutely everything for the cause, and at this point in time, he is a regular in Jose Mourinho’s team. It seems fitting that the home-grown talent gets himself the #10, particularly after improving year-on-year since he burst onto the scene under Louis van Gaal.
In terms of pecking order, he’s certainly ahead of Anthony Martial after the Frenchman’s fallout with the gaffer, I’m a traditionalist in the regard that players with low numbers have to feature almost weekly. Rashford’s in a great place to do that right now, and he’ll be feeling fresh after barely featuring for England during the World Cup. Every cloud and all that, eh?