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Marcus Rashford nominated for Tuttosport's Golden Boy award

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Vote! Vote! Vote! For Marcus Rashford!

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To follow the meteoric rise of Marcus Rashford is to see, in the best possible way, a footballer that doesn't care. He doesn't care about the defences he's up against, he doesn't care about the stage onto which he's being thrust, and he certainly doesn't care that meteors don't rise. They fall, and he just plays his game.

Still, we assume he'll be just a little pleased to have made it onto the shortlist for Tuttosport's Golden Boy award. We don't know how seriously the award is taken within the game, but a quick look at the list of past winners — Wayne Rooney in 2004, Lionel Messi in 2005, Paul Pogba in 2013 and Anthony Martial last season — puts whoever takes it in decent company.

Other nominees from the Premier League include Tottenham's Dele Alli, Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and City's Kelechi Iheanacho, though if you asked us to name a favourite, we'd probably go for Renato Sanches, who did win the Euros not too long ago. You can see the full list and vote here, though we've absolutely no idea if the online vote has any bearing on the award.