When Anthony Martial suffered an injury warming up for Manchester United's UEFA Europa League clash with FC Midtjylland in February 2016, a young and barely-known English striker named Marcus Rashford was thrust into the limelight. What came next was pure Hollywood fiction. Two goals at Old Trafford that night kick-started a run of remarkable performances from a clearly prodigious talent. The extent to which Rashford had so rapidly risen through the ranks would not become fully apparent until May 2016, when the Wythenshawe-born forward became the youngest player ever to score on his England debut. Several trophies and a host of England caps later, Rashford remains a burgeoning talent – one that will surely reach the very top of the English game in next to no time.
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