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Marcus Rashford shows off forgotten 2008 advert which he appeared in with Sir Bobby Charlton

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Marcus Rashford has posted a touching birthday message to Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton and revealed he was in a TV ad with him when he was 10.In the 2008 advert, for yogurt drink maker Actimel, Rashford joins a host of kids kicking a ball in a muddy park when the World Cup Winner - who turns 82 today - is out walking his dog before stunning the children with a ferocious strike.

The current Manchester United number 10 took to Instagram to reveal Charlton has been an inspiration to him throughout his time at the Old Trafford club, and even before.

Sir Bobby played 758 times for United after making his debut, ironically, against Charlton - in 1956.



While Rashford is leading the line for his club, he played a bit part in the advert that was fronted by another Mancunian youngster, called Jordan Hill.The then 11-year-old revealed to the Manchester Evening News at the time that Sir Bobby sent him the flat cap he wore in the commercial in the post after he asked for it during filming.

None other than David Beckham also met the great man when he was a child, after winning the Bobby Charlton Soccer School.

A famous picture shows a young floppy-haired Beckham posing with a beaming Charlton as they shake hands.

Bobby Charlton Soccer School was the UK's first ever football education centre and has been running for over 40 years, churning out over 1,000,000 players according to the website.


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