Marcus Rashford, born 31 October 1997, is an English professional footballer.
He plays as a forward for the Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
Rasford is regarded as one of the best forwards in the world and is known for his attacking, dribbling, composure, and athleticism.
Early life and Education
Marcus Rashford was born on October 31, 1997, in Manchester, and grew up in the Fallowfield, Withington, and Wythenshawe neighborhoods.
He is of Jamaican and Kittitian origin, with his grandmother born on the West Indian island of Saint Kitts.
Rashford is from a working-class household.
His mother, Melanie Maynard, is a single mom who often had to work numerous jobs to feed their family.
Sometimes skipping meals herself to guarantee Rashford and his brothers ate.
He has four older siblings: two brothers, Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford, who both went on to represent him professionally and two sisters, Chantelle and Claire.
He is the cousin of Oldham Athletic midfielder Lois Maynard.
Rashford began playing football at the age of five at Fletcher Moss Rangers, initially as a goalkeeper.
He spent a week training with Manchester City before joining Manchester United’s academy system at the age of seven.
Rashford, a Manchester United player since the age of seven.
He scored two goals on his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut three days later against Arsenal.
He also scored in his first Manchester derby, as well as his debuts in the EFL Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Rashford has won the FA Cup, two EFL Cups, the FA Community Shield, and the UEFA Europa League with Manchester United.
Rashford scored on his England debut in May 2016, making him the youngest English player to do so.
He has since played in two UEFA European Championships in 2016, being the tournament’s youngest player.
And in 2020, England finished runners-up to Italy.
He has also represented England in the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
Rashford is well-known for his humility and straightforward demeanor.
Despite his achievements on the field, he has maintained tight relationships with his family and friends from his birthplace.
Rashford announced his engagement to Lucia Loi in May 2022.
They had been dating since they were in high school, and they had a brief break in 2021 before reconciling.
Rashford is also a loving father to his kid with his girlfriend Lucia Loi, born in 2017.
Rashford likes reading, watching movies, and spending time with his family in his spare time.
In the United Kingdom, he campaigns against prejudice, homelessness, and child malnutrition.
Rashford has been lauded for leveraging his stature to be a political activist and philanthropist in order to effect social change.
He has earned considerable appreciation and recognition for his work from organizations both inside and outside of sports.
He was the subject of a mural created by street artist Akse in Withington.