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TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season nominee: Marcus Rashford

8 Aug 2020
TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season nominee: Marcus Rashford

Man Utd forward enjoyed his most prolific season and has also made his presence felt off the pitch during the COVID-19 pandemic

The new TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season award celebrates the best-performing player aged 23 or younger at the start of the campaign.

We take a look at the eight stars who shone in 2019/20 and have been nominated for the inaugural award.

Fans had the chance to cast their vote through the TAG Heuer website by 18:00 BST on Monday 10 August. The supporters' vote will be combined with the choices from a panel of experts to decide the winner.

Marcus Rashford (MUN)

Appearances: 31
Goals: 17
Assists: 7

It has been a memorable season on and off the pitch for the 22-year-old forward.

He underlined his importance to Manchester United with 17 goals, his best tally in a campaign, and seven assists as the Red Devils finished third.

Meanwhile, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rashford helped to raise more than £20million in donations to supply 3.7million meals to vulnerable people in the United Kingdom.

His inspirational role on and off the pitch earned him the Premier League's Academy Graduate award for 2019/20.

Some of Rashford's 2019/20 best bits
What the experts say

"He is so effective and pacy and, if there is space in behind, there is no one better. He just takes advantage of it," says former Tottenham Hotspur head coach and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood.

"His numbers are picking up and people are finally realising that Marcus Rashford is the real deal. He's at the perfect stage at Man Utd.

"He's a wonderful finisher and he has to be praised for the work he has done through the pandemic. These kids aren't only footballers, they're role models."

Young Player shortlist analysis

TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Trent Alexander-Arnold
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Jack Grealish
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Mason Greenwood
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Dean Henderson
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Anthony Martial
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Mason Mount
TAG Heuer Young Player nominee: Christian Pulisic

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