Marcus Rashford nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year award
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year award after a fantastic season, according to Manchester United’s official website.
The England international, 21, has netted 16 goals in all competitions, including 10 in the Premier League. He has starred for the Reds ever since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December 2018, helping our club seal a place in the Champions League quarter-finals by scoring an ice-cool penalty in the stoppage time against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.
Rashford was the Premier League’s Player of the Month for January and will be among the contenders for the prestigious Matt Busby Player of the Year award at the end of the season.
As far as the PFA Young Player of the Year award is concerned, our academy graduate is included in a six-man shortlist alongside Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva, West Ham United’s Declan Rice, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks.
Rashford deserves to be in the list
Rashford has worked really hard and deserves to be in the six-man shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
After playing down the left, right and at times through the middle under our former manager Jose Mourinho, the 21-year-old has been largely preferred to lead United’s attack ahead of Romelu Lukaku by Solskjaer.
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Solskjaer certainly sees a lot of qualities in our academy kid and thus trusts him to be the team’s main man. Rashford’s form has dipped in the last few weeks but it looks like he’ll be our future no.9. His best years are certainly ahead of him and in Solskjaer, the 21-year-old couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with.