Well, folks, here it is. England play their World Cup semi-final against Croatia; their first appearance in the last four of a major tournament in 26 years.
Amongst the Three Lions contingent is four Manchester United players. Gareth Southgate’s secret weapon, without a doubt, is Marcus Rashford.
Although the Manchester United man hasn’t started a knockout round game, the forward scored his penalty against Colombia, and has made his mark off the substitutes bench with some speedy runs and link-up play.
Before the biggest game of his career, Rashford took to social media to send out an extremely classy tweet:
For the staff & fans, we’ll give everything tomorrow ??????? pic.twitter.com/UtA28N72UH
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 10, 2018
Whatever happens from here on out, England have done us proud. As fans, all we ask for is that they go onto the football field and leave everything out there; Rashford has promised to do exactly that.
Be it as a starter, or off the substitutes bench, Rashford still has a part to play. We’ve seen before he’s capable of sticking the ball in the net from twelve yards if required, and if you need a goal late on, there are certainly worse options to have.
Come on England!