Man Utd Youngster Marcus Rashford Shows Off 100% Unique Blacked-Out Boots

Update: Rashford not blacked-out his boots himself but had the work done by AceBlackouts, who are "Leaders in Football Boot Customisation, specialising in Professional Blackout Boots" according to their Twitter.

Outstanding debut, outstanding boots. Sir Alex Ferguson was surely happy with the first team debut of Marcus Rashford as the 18-year old striker not only scored his first two goals for Man Utd in the Europa League match against FC Midtjylland but also laced up in a pair of football boots that exactly meet the taste of the former Manchester United manager. But why? You will find it out in this article.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Laces Up in Blacked-Out Nike Mercurial Vapor 10 Boots

Close-up pictures of the boots used by the 18-year striker.

Boasting a stealth look, Marcus Rashford boots are a custom, non-modified blacked-out version of the Bright Mango Nike Mercurial Vapor X Boots that were released as part of Nike's Metal Flash Pack in early February 2016 (that is quite easily visible because of the orange laces, the Mercurial branding on the heel area and the sole plate). What are the reasons for Marcus Rashford to wear blackout boots?

While other players black out their boots to give no free advertisement to a boot brand if they are without a contract, Marcus Rashford extremely likely blacked out his boots because of Manchester United's unique boot rule that forces their academy players to wear black boots only? So, and why was Alex Ferguson surely not only happy because of his two goals?

The former Manchester United manager is well-know for preferring black boots. He was also one of the key drivers behind the decision that Man Utd's academy players banned from wearing colored boots (only black and white boots are allowed since 2010).

Would you like to see more of those unique boots? If so, check them out in our full story of Manchester United Academy's Laudable Boots Rule that was featured on this website in October 2015 and January 2016.