Manchester United’s teen sensation Marcus Rashford won’t stop banging on about his meagre ratings in FIFA 16, sources close to the striker confirmed today.
The 18-year-old, who has burst on to the football scene in spectacular fashion in the last few weeks, is said to be concerned that his rating of 59 in the popular game will impact on a potentially lucrative sponsorship deal with local kosher food store Titanics, while he is also said to be unable to look team-mate – and 66 rated – James Wilson in the eyes.
The source said: ‘Marcus has had this deal lined up since he was first named in Louis van Gaal’s matchday squad. However, should his rating remain the same going forward, his people are worried that he won’t get the full amount of chopped liver and fishballs that are righty owed to him.
‘A man can’t live on lukewarm chicken soup alone, you know’, the source added.
Rashford himself told reporters last weekend: ‘I’m thrilled to be getting a chance to show the fans what I’m capable of, and I’m grateful to the gaffer for giving me this chance. Hopefully, it will make the people in Vancouver sit up and take notice. I’m not being greedy, but I should at least be in the mid-sixties by now, with the potential to grow into an eighties type player’.
Representatives for FIFA 16 wouldn’t comment on Rashford’s concerns, but are said to be adamant that two decent games at the start of a career that could well end up spending a lot of time at Boundary Park do not a ratings boost make.
Meanwhile United continue in their ever-increasingly desperate quest for a top four finish in the Premier League, but currently sit three points outside the Champions League places, with rivals Manchester City currently enjoying the luxury of having a game in hand of their neighbours.