Marcus Rashford is living every young boy's dream. The 19-year-old is a professional football at his boyhood club, an international for his country, and considered one of the hottest prospects in Europe with a very bright future ahead of him.
It has been a whirlwind 14 months for the teenager after making a surprise first-team debut last February while still at school. And it seems that Rashford had it planned out from the start.
Sharing a picture himself as an 11-year-old with his 456,000 Twitter followers, the United starlet also uploaded a piece of schoolwork titled 'Future and Aims' that he wrote at that age.
In the two short sentences came the hopes and dreams that he wished to fulfil, not least making a better life for himself and his family after growing up with humble roots in the south Manchester estate of Wythenshawe, at one time the largest social housing estate in all of Europe.
11 year old with a dream... pic.twitter.com/9gPjmViyph
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) April 10, 2017
"I hope that my future is very bright in and out of school, especially in my career as a footballer. I want to have a different lifestyle and make my family and others proud of me," 11-year-old Rashford had written.
"I only have one aim in life and that is to be a professional footballer, and hopefully at Manchester United."
Rashford scored his first Premier League since September when United beat Sunderland on Sunday, his eighth goal of the season in all competitions. The team's congratulatory celebrations after that strike demonstrated his popularity within the squad, while an injured David de Gea also tweeted a message of support from the sidelines.
"KID" read the happy goalkeeper's tweet, after already posting messages that read simply "IBRA" and "MIKI" when United's first two goals of the afternoon were scored.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) April 9, 2017
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