Marcus Rashford could be set to make millions after moving to trademark his new goal celebration.
Rashford has recently been pointing to his head with his right finger whenever he has found the back of the net.
The Englishman is currently in red-hot form and has scored ten times in his last 11 games for United.
Yesterday night against Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the 25-year-old thought he got on the score sheet after a brilliant headed finish, but a Wout Weghorst offside in the build-up to the goal saw the goal chalked off by the referee.
Rashford’s celebration has taken the football world by storm and is now one of the most recognizable features not only in England but also overseas.
A number of football stars have copied the United academy graduate’s iconic celebration.
Newcastle’s Joelinton, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich are just a few who have taken it up.
English cricketer Jofra Archer also recently performed Rashford’s celebration and even paid homage to the United number 10 in a viral social media post.
👉🏾🙎🏾♂️ https://t.co/RXzwiWCAxu pic.twitter.com/rBYtAtqrSn
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) January 18, 2023
The most recent sports figure to emulate the United man is Novak Djokovic, who won the 2023 Australian Open.
Good afternoon. 🔴
Novak Djokovic just done the Rashford celebrated after winning the Australian Open 👉🙎♂️ pic.twitter.com/RZk2CrzEMv
— Paul, Manc Bald and Bred (@MufcWonItAll) January 29, 2023
The Sun reports, “His [Rashford’s] finger salute is a nod to boss Erik ten Hag, who has instilled a positive mental attitude in Rashford.”
“Rashford has applied to the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to trademark a silhouette design.”
“If passed, the patent would protect against bootlegs for ten years on everything from computer games and digital images to sports gear, clothing, shoes, phone cases, books educational and motivational services.”