Two years ago, no one outside Manchester United knew him. Fast forward to today, he has played in almost 100 matches for the Old Trafford side, has scored more than a dozen goals, he has even earned a dozen calls by England’s national team, and he’s still only 19.
There’s loads of different examples I can give you of ways they keep us grounded,. If you are winning a game by a ridiculous scoreline, obviously as an attacker you might start messing about if you’ve scored three goals or whatever. But the coaches will tell you: ‘You’re beating them but still show them respect.’ They drill that into you from a very young age
Marcus Rashford told The Guardian, talking about how United’s way of doing things in their Academy has helped him keep his feet on the ground.
Obviously the coaching is very good, but they also try to turn you into good people as well as good players. It’s about having respect for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they’re doing. That is probably the baseline at United, no matter what age you are. Just having that alone can get you a long way. It’s the main message they give you
the young striker said. As for how life is being 19, famous and already rich;
You just have to be smart and try not to put yourself in tricky situations as much as you can. But there are always people who are trying to build themselves up off the back of you. It can be your own friends, or even people’s family members. It’s difficult, but what are you to know?
Rashford said, adding
I have people around me that guide me and kind of keep me away from certain things. Sometimes as a young player, that’s what’s needed. I have friends. I just do normal stuff, to be honest. I play PlayStation and I take the dogs for a walk.