Thursday 22 February 2018

Marcus Rashford's rise to prominence

Marcus Rashford will remain at Manchester United until 2020
Marcus Rashford will remain at Manchester United until 2020

Marcus Rashford's amazing 2016 continued on Monday as he signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the 18-year-old striker's remarkable rise.

February 25 - Thrust into the spotlight following Anthony Martial's warm-up injury, scores two goals on United debut in 5-1 Europa League win over FC Midtjylland to see Louis van Gaal's side through a tricky Europa League tie.

February 28 - Scores two goals on Premier League debut as United beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford.

May 16 - Included in 26-man England squad ahead of Euro 2016, having scored eight goals in 17 games for his club.

May 21 - Plays 72 minutes as United win FA Cup, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in final after extra time.

May 27 - C ollects man-of-the-match award after netting 138 seconds into his England debut in a 2-1 win over Australia at the Stadium of Light.

May 30 - Signs new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at the club until June 2020, which an option to extend for a further year.

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