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Rashford Crowned World’s Most Valuable Player

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Manchester United player Marcus Rashford has been crowned the most valuable player in the world, replacing PSG star Kylian Mbappe.

 

The list which was compiled by CIES Football Observatory sees Rashford at the top, with a worth of £150.1m.

How It’s Calculated

With seven out of the top ten most valuable players under the age of 25, focus seems to be on youth. The list is released biannually, and is calculated based on indices including age and contract length. This is why Rashford, who still has two years left on his current contract with an option of another year, tops this list while Mbappe, who only has 18 months left on his contract, has dropped to fifth.

 

Second on the list is Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland, who’s worth £137.8m. Haaland is a transfer target for various clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

 

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold sits third on the list with a transfer value of £137.4m while another Manchester United player, Bruno Fernandes is ranked fourth, with the worth of £136.9m. Kylian Mbappe rounds off the top five and is estimated to be worth £135.4m. Scoring 

Goals Off the Pitch too

Rashford has been having a successful season, helping his club sit joint top of the EPL table with a game in hand. He has scored seven goals and assisted his teammates four times.

 

However, his impact has also been felt off the pitch too. Recently, he was honored as “The Guardian’s Footballer of the Year,’ partly in recognition of his efforts in fighting child poverty and hunger in the UK. He’s been a really bright shining light and Manchester United fans will be hoping they can hang on to him for a very long time. On his part, Rashford has spoken about his desire to remain at the club for the rest of his career, admitting that he’s never looked beyond Manchester United.