MAN United’s Marcus Rashford is planning to become a global superstar by trademarking his name in America.
The 22-year-old has filed official documents that would allow him to market hundreds of products.
They could include goods ranging from deodorants and shaving gel to binoculars, sports bags and computer games.
It comes after rapper Jay-Z signed the Premier League and England star to his Roc Nation management firm last month.
The application to the US Patent and Trademark Office has been accepted and will be published in America’s Trademark Official Gazette on Tuesday before being approved. Anyone with an objection has 30 days to lodge a complaint.
A source said: “This is a smart move.
“It protects his image rights in the US and shows that Jay-Z is keen to make the American audience more aware of Marcus as a sportsman and a socially aware role model.”
It comes after Marcus got an honorary university doctorate following his free school meals campaign victory. Up to now his career has been guided by his brothers Dwaine Maynard, 36, and Dane Rashford, 27, through their sports management firm.
Jay-Z flew them all to Miami for the Super Bowl in February.
The brothers will continue to handle Marcus’s football career, while a Roc Nation offshoot will deal with his off-field activities.
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