What Rashford was like in school - by his teacher
Marcus's former teacher Wayne Cahill takes up the story...
“I remember he had one of our teachers, who is big City fan, in the lead-up to the game where Marcus scored, when it was 1-0 and he went past Martin Demichelislike he wasn’t there. "The teacher came in the classroom and was taking the Mick beforehand saying: ‘Marcus, if you play this weekend do not embarrass me. You'd better not score.’ “And then he came back in on the Monday and he’s beaten Demichelis, he’s gone past him and slotted past Joe Hart and he came up, grabbed Marcus and messed around, saying: ‘I told you not to do it’. But there was no big-headedness about Marcus and he just went: ‘That’s what I’ve got to do’. "He just laughed and joked but not to the point where there was any big-headedness about him. There was never a feeling that he was being arrogant. He just got on with it but was willing to chat about all of it and I remember teaching him and asking him: ‘What’s it like playing in front of 75,000 at Old Trafford?’ And he just said it was unbelievable and that the hairs were standing up as he walked out. He had fans just chanting and signing and he was overawed with it. He felt like he was a Manchester United fan living his dream and he was just so happy to go and do it. “That day was a testament to him and how humble he was. I think there would have been other kids who maybe would have had the success he’d had and wouldn’t have come back into college because, at that point, it was the end of the year and he would have completed what would have been a subsidiary diploma with the number of units he would have completed. ”But he set out at the start of his education programme to achieve his BTEC and he made sure he went and did it. The fact that he was off doing what he was doing was incredible. When social media was blowing up, he was laughing about his followers, and people coming up to him in school and we started to receive letters for him. The life of this kid at 17 or 18 must have been unbelievable and the humbleness to come in and get a bit of stick from the lads saying: ‘Alright big time, you sit down’. But that was part of it."