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The tonal whiplash of watching Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is a man who seems to live his sporting life as two people. No, he’s not Spider-Man or some other kind of superhero. […]The post The tonal whiplash of watching Marcus Rashford appeared first on Squawka News.

Marcus Rashford is a man who seems to live his sporting life as two people.
No, he’s not Spider-Man or some other kind of superhero. Even if the way he started his senior Manchester United career seemed like something straight out of a comic book. If the late, great Stan Lee had come up with a young footballer who debuted out of absolutely nowhere in a knockout European tie and scored twice to win his side the game before, a few days later, slamming another brace past rivals Arsenal, and then later that same season slotted home the winner in a heated local derby, people would have laughed at him.
Rashford’s debut was so absurd people assumed it inspired FIFA’s ‘The Journey’ feature to take their story mode to the next level and introduce the character of Alex Hunter. But besides the impact it had on the footballing world, there’s the sheer level of talent involved from Rashford.
To have the nerve to bag two key goals in Europe on your debut as an 18-year-old (it took Cristiano Ronaldo over three seasons to score his first Champions League goals) defies any reasonable expectations. To follow it with another brace (and a well-judged assist!) defies words.
Rashford was fearless and fearsome. Here was a young s...
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