MARCUS RASHFORD spurned Liverpool to join Manchester United when he was seven years old.
The 18-year-old continued his astounding debut season by opening the scoring as United beat West Ham 2-1 in their FA Cup quarter-final replay victory on Wednesday.
Rashford’s brilliant goal – a wonderful strike into the top corner after beating a defender – was his sixth in 11 appearances since making his United debut in February in their Europa League win against Midtjylland.
He scored twice on that occasion, added another brace in a 3-2 success over Arsenal three days later, before netting the only goal of the game to seal victory at Manchester City in the derby last month.
But it could have all been so very different.
Sportsmail report: “Sources at his first junior club Fletcher Moss Rangers have indicated that Rashford could well have been breaking through at fierce rivals Liverpool as they tried to lure him to Anfield before he joined United.
“Everton, while David Moyes was in charge, were also interested in the youngster, but he is a Manchester United supporter and opted to joined his boyhood club and follow other Fletcher Moss alumni — which includes Wes Brown and Danny Welbeck, amongst several others — to Old Trafford.”
That news will only endear Rashford even more to the United faithful.
It’s still very early days but the initial signs are that the striker is no flash in the pan.
His ability to run at pace with he ball, together with his calm and composed finishing point to exciting times ahead for Red Devils fans.
Will Liverpool regret not snapping up a young Rashford?