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Marcus Rashford's Celebration Continues Trending

Marcus Rashford's Celebration Continues Trending JW7Today
Marcus Rashford's Celebration Continues Trending

Plenty of football players have different ways to celebrate a goal, and recently, Marcus Rashford's goal celebration has been spreading. The player’s celebration has been seen a lot this month by different players.

Rashford’s goal celebration involves him running over to the corner flag before standing stock-still and pointing his index finger to his temple. Reports say the player started this celebration after scoring the winning goal to sink the Wolves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) at Molineux on New Year's Eve.

It’s speculated that the celebration is related to the progress of his mental health. Last season, the striker has openly admitted he often wasn't "in the right headspace" and has credited his improvement in form to progress with his mental health.

Recently, other footballs were seen celebrating their goals like Rashford. There are reports, however, that Rashford’s celebration act is not new and has been done by other players before him. So far, there is no concrete evidence for this idea.

Some players who were seen ‘copying’ the celebration include Bukayo Saka, Joshua Kimmich, and even England cricketer Jofra Archer.

Bukayo Saka did the celebration gesture after scoring against United in the Premier League last Sunday. Joshua Kimmich celebrated in the same fashion after his stunning 90th-minute strike rescued a draw for Bayern Munich against Cologne in the Bundesliga on Tuesday.

As for Joshua Archer, he did the celebration after taking a wicket in South Africa's SA20 competition.

Another recent 'copycat' was Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. He copied Rashford when scoring the only goal during the Magpies' 1-0 win over Southampton in the Carabao Cup earlier this week.

When photos of players doing the gesture began circulating social media, many fans pointed out that the “Rashford’s Celebration” had been going on long before the player did it. While the gesture is not new, it’s said that Rashford is the one to make it the new go-to celebration in world football.

Since the game on New Year’s Eve, Marcus Rashford has shown a great performance with 17 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions this season while also chipping in with five assists. Rashford’s latest accomplishment was when he scored a goal in the first leg of the Red’s 3-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday at Nottingham Forest.

Among these goals, the England international has scored five times in his last six Premier League appearances and has been one of the standout players in the top flight.

With the rise of Rashford’s performance this year, plenty of people had something positive to say about the Manchester United forward.

“There are more players who are playing really well but I am happy with Marcus, his performance, and his development,” Premier League club Manchester United manager, Ten Hag said. He added, “From the start of the season he is growing and keeps doing that. We have to keep his process going and if he is in that mood and spirit, I think he is unstoppable.”

Currently, Rashford and Manchester United are preparing for a match on January 29. They will be playing against the Reading Football Club for the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

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