Marcus Rashford continues to put up his personal best as he pushes Manchester United towards the finishing line. His iconic celebration has gone viral with various players and athletes copying it. Former United defender Rio Ferdinand has finally explained the meaning behind the celebration.
Rashford has been unstoppable since the World Cup break. He has scored 16 goals in his last 17 appearances, with a career-best of 24 for the season. Rashford has responded in style to what was an alarming dip for him in 2021-22, with many considering him to be back among the global elite. The 25-year-old is now fully focused on his football, with his routine when hitting the back of the net offering a nod towards that fact.
Former United defender Ferdinand recently took a trip to the Red Devils’ Carrington training base and has told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel of the meaning behind Rashford’s iconic celebration: “Rashford, I found out today by the way, I went to Carrington today to interview Bruno [Fernandes], it was good. I saw [long-serving receptionist] Kath [Phipps], been there 56 years the lady! Ridiculous!”
“But the celebration, it’s mentality. Nice, innit. Simple. But it’s just travelled massively. Everyone round the world is doing it now. All the young kids scoring goals, that’s the impact Rashford has had. Seeing Marcus just smiling – I’ve said this so many times – just seeing him smile, there’s a different vibe about him. He’s enjoying himself, there’s a spring in his step. I had a nice chat, it was nice. Nice vibes in the place.”
Rashford has previously admitted to struggling with mental health issues when scratching around for form, with the United frontman saying of a dip that saw him register just five goals last term while slipping out of the England squad: “I struggled at times last season — more mental things, not my own performance. It was other things off the pitch. Too often last season I wasn’t in the right head space.”
Rashford continues to lead the United attack with Erik Ten Hag doing his best to help the young boy succeed.