FIFA 17: Marcus Interview

Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford's remarkable transformation from unknown to England striker has been a real-life sensation.

And with the announcement that FIFA 17 will feature ‘The Journey', a story mode involving young Alex Hunter, the parallels have been pretty clear to see. U4fifa.com is providing fifa 17 coins at cheap prices for gamers.

Gamers will be given the chance to rise up through the ranks with Hunter in a bid to become the best, and the internet is already buzzing about the new feature.

It has even spawned Twitter accounts dedicated to the fictional character.

After bursting on to the international scene earlier this year, EA SPORTS caught up with Marcus Rashford for an exclusive insight into his Journey to becoming a professional footballer.

EA SPORTS: You just watched some early scenes from the Journey in FIFA 17, what are your thoughts?

MR : I think it's important that we get it into the game as it gives people at home an insight into what it's like coming through as a professional footballer.

EA SPORTS: Does it remind your of your experience?

MR : Yeah it definitely reminds me of my experience, when you see Alex go into the manager's office you don't know what he's going to say or what it's going to be like, so it brings back memories.

EA SPORTS: Did it remind you of your managers office?

MR : Yeah definitely, he walks in and that's actually what it's like, it's giving a realistic impression.

EA SPORTS: In ‘The Journey' Alex has to choose which club he wants to sign for, can you just talk us through your decision to join your club?

MR : For me it was an easy decision because I support (Manchester) United and was involved at the Club from a young age.

EA SPORTS: In one scene we see Alex receiving texts messages and calls after a big announcement. Is that realistic? Do you monitor social media and reports online?

MR : Kind of, but you've got to do your best to block that out to be honest and just focus on playing and training.

EA SPORTS: When it comes to establishing yourself in a group of experienced players, does Alex's experience mirror yours? Tell us what that's like be the new guy in the squad?

MR : Its just about getting yourself in there, you've got to be yourself because that's what got you there, so if you start changing you're not going to experience it in the right way. There's also a lot to learn from the experienced players, there's a reason they've been at the top level for so long.

EA SPORTS: How do you think people will react to putting themselves in the shoes of a young Premier League player like Marcus Rashford and experiencing what you've been through?

MR : It's something you (EA) have made possible in The Journey so I think a lot of people will be using it and looking forward to it.