It’s incredible how time has flown by since Marcus Rashford’s debut for Manchester United’s senior team years ago.
But the 23 year old still remembers every bit of it, and he recently sat down to speak about it with teammate, Dean Henderson, during an interview with Man United’s official website.
Rashy’s debut came against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, and it was a memorable one, as the then 18 year old bagged a brace to mark the occasion.
Interestingly, Henderson, who was a part of the Academy at the time, was in the crowd, and Rashford couldn’t resist running straight toward him to celebrate after scoring.
“You were in the crowd,” the forward told Henderson.
“The Academy get particular seats and they’d just moved you. They used to be high up, the tickets, but not long after I started training with the first team the seats moved to the Family Stand.
“I just knew that there were people there and as I was running I just saw you and you grabbed me! [Laughs] Great memories.
“That’s probably the bit I remember the most. I remember the goals and stuff and how they happened, but other than that I don’t really remember the game itself. I just remember certain moments.”
In his reply, the young goalkeeper told Rashford, “Growing up with you for the last few years and seeing you come onto the pitch was just great.
“I had a huge amount of pride seeing you on there and when the ball fell to you and you hit it, I was just buzzing. And for the second goal you ran straight to the same place; it was fantastic.
“We spoke about it the next day and I was still buzzing and I wanted to know what it was like to play out there.”
Both players have grown to become top players in the Premier League, and we can only hope to see more Academy products enjoy similar glory the club, especially after Shola Shoretire’s recent debut for the senior team.