Marcus Rashford has never moved from Manchester United, but once he has one of the biggest regrets while defending the Red Devils banner, which is never being handled by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex is a legendary coach figure for Manchester United who handled the Red Devils from 1986 to 2013, coinciding with his decision to retire from coaching.
Under the direction of Fergie, MU really felt a glorious era with a series of prestigious trophies such as 13 Premier League titles and 2 European Champions League titles.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford himself only got the chance to debut in the first team in 2015, meaning two years after Ferguson decided to retire. Rashford also called it his biggest regret.
“For me it was an extraordinary experience and I think for me it is probably the only regret I have ever had in my career, never having had the opportunity to play under Sir Alex,” said Rashford.
This was expressed by the young British striker when he received a tribute award from the FWA regarding the campaign to provide food for underprivileged children.
During the event, Rashford also received direct congratulations from Sir Alex Ferguson who fully supported this social action, especially in the midst of a pandemic like today.
“He has always, from the start really, supported me in what I do.”
“Maybe when other people in the sport tell me not to do it and just focus on football, he says if I believe that, and I believe it’s the right thing to do, then he’s behind him,” said Rashford.
Indeed, there are many great players who “spawned” Sir Alex Ferguson, namely Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, even the current MU coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rashford himself had the opportunity to appear in the first team when the club was handled by Louis Van Gaal. Since then he has continued to be a mainstay, especially in the present era of Solskjaer.
This weekend, Rashford et al will face one of their rivals, Liverpool.