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Marcus Rashford tells Rio Ferdinand origin of his new Manchester United celebration



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With constant goals pouring in, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is at the zenith of his career so far. On top of that, the Brit’s new celebration has also taken the media and the social media world by storm.

Since the FIFA World Cup, Marcus Rashford has netted the most goals in men’s football. If that did not make him a regular in the news, his new celebration obviously did. The simple yet effective celebration of just pointing his finger to his temple has already engendered massive replications of the same.

In his podcast, Vibe with Five YouTube, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand shed some light into Rashford’s trademark celebration and traced down the origins of the same.

Speaking about the new most popular celebration, Ferdinand touched down upon his visit to Carrington to interview Bruno Fernandes, the former United defender credited Rashford’s celebration to his new found mentality.

“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.”

In the current season, Rashford has scored 24 goals in all competitions – the Englishman scored a brace in United’s win over Leicester City. With the two goals, he has now scored 15 goals in 17 games since his return from Qatar, which is a stunning return.

His exploits have also been felt by Barcelona in Spain. During the first leg of the iconic Europa League tie, the 25-year-old opened the scoring for United. His smart and effective dribbling also led to the second goal, a deflection from Jules Kounde to his own net.

United’s next fixture is lined up to be the return leg of the two-way Europa League tie, with Marcus Rashford no doubt raring to go once again and continue his brilliant scoring streak.

Rashford made a bold statement after the first leg, saying: “For the next game, we know that we can hurt them.” On Thursday, the footballing world will find out.