Marcus Rashford.

Have you ever seen these goals by Rashford?

Wednesday 24 February 2021 16:50

It is five years since Marcus Rashford made his senior debut, against Midtjylland in the Europa League, so we decided to delve into the MUTV archive to show a collection of some of his best goals in the Academy.

The forward first forced his way into the Under-18s side as a schoolboy and went on to shine for the young Reds, emerging as more and more of a threat in the final third.

With 85 goals to his name for the senior team, it is clear to see how he was developing a thirst for hitting the net back then.

Watch our compilation of Marcus Rashford's goals at Academy level.

Look out for simple tap-ins, trademark side-foot finishes, penalties, free-kicks and swerving drives.

His only goal for the Under-21s, as the side was known back then, in a game against Leicester City at Leigh Sports Village, is also featured. Marcus did not spend very long at that level because his rise was so meteoric.

Even in this four minutes or so of footage, you can identify Marcus's blistering acceleration and determination to run at defences.

Avid MUTV viewers will recall seeing him tearing it up for then-coach Paul McGuinness's side before making a splash in the UEFA Youth League for Nicky Butt's Under-19s.

So take a trip down memory lane by recalling one of the finest footballers to come out of our productive Academy since the turn of the century.