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Marcus Rashford reflects on a brilliant year with Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Marcus Rashford has been reflecting on a sensational year at Manchester United following his side’s 3-2 win over Southampton in the League Cup final.

The youngster erupted on to the global footballing scene just 12 months ago with breathtaking braces in his opening two games for the senior side.

He was thrown into the fray against Southampton with 13 minutes left and added some important energy as Man United pushed for a late winner.

Rashford took to social media after the game to express his delight at picking up the third trophy of his career.

For me, the sheer fanaticism surrounding Rashford’s rise to stardom is compounded by the fact that we would be in the same academic year at school.

And to think: here’s me, just a student, trying to ignore the fact that all I have to show for my life so far is essentially a big pile of debt, and then there’s Rashford claiming his third trophy at United – the club I revere and live for – in less than a year, maintaining the same calm, collected countenance throughout.

Such a comparison, I promise, is not meant to come across as a personal lament but rather as a reflection of how the Englishman – now completely adjusted to the furious nature of life in the Premier League – has defied the laws of nature over the past 12 months.

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