It is every boy’s dream; to grow up to play for your local club and score against their fierce rivals.
Marcus Rashford is proving this season that dreams can come true, and the 18-year-old striker continued his fairytale run for Manchester United with the opening goal against Manchester City this afternoon.
The United academy graduate used his pace to leave Martin Demichelis for dead on the floor, and then tucked the ball confidently beyond Joe Hart to give United a 16th-minute lead at the Etihad Stadium.
Marcus Rashford scores on his Manchester Derby debut. https://t.co/MFS4tv7D8K
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Rashford can now add a goal on derby debut to a Europa League double and two on his Premier League bow against Arsenal, and this strike may be worth more than local bragging rights come full time.
Victory for Louis van Gaal’s side would lift them to within one point of the Citizens, who have only won one of their last five league games, in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place.
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