By G9ija

Marcus Rashford insists Daniel James would probably beat him in a 100m race – even though the latest stats show just how quick the England international is on the pitch.

Our homegrown no.10 has an outstanding burst of acceleration, which is envied by team-mates such as Bruno Fernandes, and his explosive turn of speed saw him clock the top four speeds for United players in Premier League games during 2020/21.

Bruno told us recently: “I think I’m not the slowest player in the world but if I would have the pace of Rashy, honestly, I was Ballon d’Or [winner] already. With the pace he has, oh my God, he’s unbelievable. It’s incredible the way he is and, when I talk about pace, it’s about running with the ball and without the ball, and, at the same time, the pace in his feet. The quality he has, the moves he has and the agility he has to come away from difficult situations. It’s unbelievable.”

However, Marcus responded with typical modesty when asked by Harry C during his fans’ Q&A who would win a 100m sprint between him and Wales star James.

“To be honest, Dan would win over 100 metres,” he admitted. “But we’ve never actually raced that far. It’s quite a big distance but he’s one of the quickest in the squad so I’d probably say Jamo.”

When pushed further on the topic by Doreen K from Kenya, and asked whether he had raced the 100m and what was his fastest time for it, the quicksilver forward said: I have run it before when I was young. I think it was 11 something, 11.4 maybe, but it was when I was quite young – 15 or 16.