After his crucial performance against Leicester City last Sunday, Marcus Rashford reached 100 Premier League games at only 21 years of age.
Manchester United has Marcus Rashford as one of the most exciting young talents who is doing everything to be part of the best players in the world, the lad has already played his 100th Premier League match and his stats are simply incredible.
A report from Diario AS suggests that Real Madrid is eager to sign the English striker next summer but there is a fat chance that the Red Devils will let him go, Rashford is considered one of the cornerstones of the club’s project for the future.
Since he started an impressive career in the domestic competition, Marcus has already scored 26 goals and provided 15 assists to his teammates.
His numbers in all competitions go even further than that, with 42 goals and 26 assists since Dutch manager Louis van Gaal gave him the opportunity to play his very first minutes for the squad.
The most recent performances are the reason several clubs have shown interest in signing Marcus Rashford, but the club is already looking to improve his contract and there was a reason the club decided to give him the number ’10’ jersey at such an early age.
Marcus Rashford's overall Premier League record (this season in brackets):
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The type of footballer that Marcus Rashford has become invites us to think about the attacking force that the England National Team will have this year, as they will line him up alongside the likes of skipper Harry Kane, and young sensation Jadon Sancho with Raheem Sterling on both flanks.
Manager Gareth Southgate has already been following the latest performances from Rashford and his plans completely involve him on the starting XI, he is the type of player who can decide a very complicated match such as the upcoming UEFA Nations League that is coming against the Netherlands in June.
Rashford has all the qualities of a forward who can play in all attacking positions on the pitch, he can’t be limited to a certain spot because that will prevent him from showcasing his abilities to their full extent.
His time at Manchester United has given us a better idea of the player he is slowly becoming, Rashford’s connection with Paul Pogba has also helped him immensely as he has transformed into a more regular decisive player since manager Jose Mourinho left the squad.
Youngest players to reach 100 PL appearances for Manchester United
🏴 Ryan Giggs (21y, 74d)
🏴 Marcus Rashford (21y, 95d)
🏴 Wayne Rooney (21y, 201d)
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (21y, 224d)
🏴 Phil Neville (22y, 108d)
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Rashford is also the latest of a long list of historic players who made their debut under manager Louis van Gaal, he has everything to be considered amongst a very prestigious list of players who have been very successful such as Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Patrick Kluivert, Bastian Schweinsteiger, among others.
Rashford has the potential of becoming one of the most complete offensive players that the Dutch manager ever had the honour of helping with their debut as professionals, it appears that he will get very far with Manchester United or any other club where he decides to play if he ever chooses to do it.
Just to put things under perspective, let’s look at other great players at the same age of Rashford.
The England international reached 100 matches at 21 years and 95 days old, legendary Ryan Giggs accomplished the same milestone at 21 years and 74 years of age.
Cristiano Ronaldo had only scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists at the same age.
Wayne Rooney is the player who comes closest to Rashford’s numbers, as the English legend scored 24 goals on his first 100 Premier League appearances.
Rashford vs Ronaldo after 100 PL games… 👀 pic.twitter.com/B7Yo5DqZOb
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