Manchester United’s latest teenage sensation, Marcus Rashford, was brought back down to earth on Monday as he returned to normal school hours after scoring twice against Arsenal in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford.
The 18-year-old starlet proudly wore his blue Manchester United training coat as he arrived for his morning classes.
Rashford spent the morning in classes with his schoolmates at the 1,476-pupil Ashton-on-Mersey School.
It is understood that the teenager already has nine GCSE grades A-C under his belt and is currently studying for his A-levels this summer.
Rashford is in good company at his school; currently sponsored by Manchester United’s academy and boasts Darren Fletcher, Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans among its past pupils.
When asked how he intended to celebrate his incredible week and his brace against Arsenal, the 18-year-old reportedly replied: “I won’t be celebrating tonight. I have a chemistry exam tomorrow.”
Reporter: “So how will you celebrate tonight?”
Rashford: “I won’t be celebrating tonight. I have a chemistry exam tomorrow, Varela has too”
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) February 29, 2016
A undisclosed source close to the youngster stated:
“Marcus is a very level-headed guy and he knows his education is really important.
“He could have scored 10 goals against Arsenal and it still wouldn’t have stopped him coming back into school and working hard.
“This time last week he hadn’t even played for the first team – seven days later, he’s got four goals to his name. No one Old Trafford is known as the Theatre of Dreams.
“Marcus only got in the team last Thursday because of a last minute injury to Anthony Martial – none of this was on his radar.
“But no matter how cool you are, it’s got to be a strange feeling to go from man of the match against Arsenal – to back to school on a Monday morning.”