Marcus Rashford is easily the most in-form player in World Football currently.
Victor Oshimen is raking in the goals at Naples, Erling Haaland’s incessant scoring streak is still in full swing and Mbappe continues to rip apart the Ligue 1.
But at the moment, none of them holds a candle to the MBE from Manchester, who looks simply unstoppable.
After a tame couple of seasons by his standards, the Manchester United striker has sprung back to his very best in emphatic fashion.
The England International’s form picked up after he grabbed a goal against Burnley, following which he embarked on a 7-game scoring run.
This was no mere purple patch, Rashford’s Insane scoring streak continues to flourish as he now scored in 8 of his last 9 Manchester United appearances.
The forward has also turned into United’s go-to man for big occasions, as part of his current goal-scoring run Rashford has netted against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Barcelona.
All of the various tools in his arsenal look noticeably well-honed, whether it’s his signature runs in behind, his darts into the box from the left-hand-side, and of course, his clinical striking abilities.
His stats can do the rest of the talking, Rashford has already scored 24 goals this season so far, which is 2 more than his previous best tally of 22 goals from back during the 2019/20 season.
On the topic of numbers, here is another significant figure, the forward is still only 25 years of age and he continues to rub shoulders with the very best in World Football.
Surprisingly enough, his real age is still a subject of confusion in the public domain, as fans on the Internet seemingly have a knack for getting it incorrect.
The pattern surfaced after a Tweet displaying the ‘future of Football’ went viral.
It displayed the 4 most prominent young forwards in the current Football landscape, featuring the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Bukayo Saka, and of course, Marcus Rashford.
The United forward’s inclusion seemed to rub fans the wrong way, as many of them had preconceived notions about Rashford’s true age.
They wrongly stated his age to be between 26 and 27 to further their argument that the forward doesn’t belong with the other 3 players.
A section of fans even stated that Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus is younger than Rashford, which is simply false since the pair are the exact same age.
The entire case is best summed up as the silliest display of ageism we’ve ever come across, it all goes hand in hand with Football Twitter’s assumption that players beyond the age of 24 are, for the lack of a better term, old.
In Rashford’s case, the misconceptions likely stem from the fact that his Top-flight playing career is already 8 years long, despite him being just 25.
The forward was handed his debut at the ripe age of 18, and he’s been a vital member of United’s dressing room ever since.