Rashford’s journey at Old Trafford has been a rollercoaster over the past couple of years. In the 2021/22 season, the 25-year-old struggled to find his form, scoring only four goals in the Premier League. However, the arrival of Erik ten Hag seemed to rejuvenate the Englishman, as he netted an impressive 30 goals across all competitions last season.
This resurgence in form had a notable impact on his player rating in EA Sports’ newly rebranded FIFA 23.
During some media activities for the Premier League, Rashford got a sneak peek at his new FIFA card for the game. Overall, he seemed content with the card, which saw his rating rise from 83 in FIFA 23 to 85 in the latest edition.
However, Rashford was taken aback when he discovered his defensive rating, scoring just 41. With a mixture of surprise and humor, he questioned, “41?! Am I that bad?!” and playfully criticized EA Sports for the decision, saying, “42, I am shocked with this one, I can’t lie.” As it turned out, Rashford’s defending in EAFC 24 was indeed rated at 42.
Another aspect that surprised Rashford was his pace rating in FIFA 23. He expected it to be around 89 or 90, but it was listed as 87. He jokingly remarked, “87? I can’t lie, I thought I should be 89/90. But if it was 87 last year… I am the same speed now… [I should be] 89. 87 is rude.” To his delight, he later discovered that his pace had been rated at 90, leaving him with a big smile and the declaration, “That is a good start. I think I am probably the fastest [at Man United].”
When discussing his shooting rating, Rashford guessed it to be 84 for the previous year. However, it was revealed that it was 82, prompting him to humorously state, “I am going to have a word with them.” As for this year’s edition, he speculated it to be 85 or 87 and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was 86, commenting, “Almost, we are doing well so far.”
It’s evident that Rashford had some amusing reactions and interactions with his FIFA 23 ratings, showcasing his good-natured attitude even when faced with unexpected numbers.