It was hard to miss Marcus Rashford’s new goal celebration, which he started after making that outrageous run after the World Cup.
But it turns out the Manchester United ace wasn’t the first player to strike what is now his trademark pose. At least that’s what Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Ruben Neves seems to be suggesting.
Man United striker Rashford has scored seven games in a row after returning from the 2022 World Cup, with his tally for the season now at 19 goals in 32 appearances.
And to celebrate his impressive form, every time the ball hit the back of the net, the 25-year-old stopped, pointed his index finger to his temple and closed his eyes.
Rashford has yet to explain the significance of his new pose, but fans assumed it was in reference to his mental health issues, which he opened up about last season.
But it appears the Man United star didn’t invent the celebration, with Neves appearing to suggest he was in fact the first to do so.
The Portuguese star completed Wolves’ impressive win over underachieving Liverpool to put his side 3-0 up with 19 minutes remaining.
And as he ran to celebrate, Neves reacted similarly to Rashford when he scored against Crystal Palace in their 2-1 win on Saturday.
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After celebrating with his teammates, footage posted to social media shows Neves pointing at himself and then at the celebration he was having, seeming to suggest he was the one who started the Rashford trend.
Wolves then shared an image on Twitter of Neves celebrating the game’s third goal and wrote: “No one does it better.”
Neves hasn’t scored for Wolves since Rashford’s impressive run began, with his last goal coming in the 3-2 loss to Brighton in early November.
So it could be that the 25-year-old is waiting for his moment in the spotlight to prove he really started the trend.
Wolves were 2-0 up against visitors Liverpool after just 12 minutes thanks to an own goal from Joel Matip and a strike from defender Craig Dawson on his debut.
Then Neves – who hadn’t been marked – finished the job in the second half, sending Adama Traore’s cut past Alisson, as Julen Lopetegui threw even more woe at Jurgen Klopp.
The victory knocks Wolves out of the Premier League relegation places and into 15th, while Liverpool remain 10th.