If you had not heard of Marcus Rashford before tonight, you are not alone.
But the 18-year-old is the name on everybody’s lips now after scoring twice to help retrieve Manchester United from a potentially disastrous Europa League exit at the hands of FC Midtjylland.
Thrust into a senior debut after Anthony Martial pulled up in the warm-up at Old Trafford, Rashford bagged United’s second and third in a 5-1 victory which sends them through to the last 16.
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The teenage striker showed great awareness to pop up at the back post for his maiden Red Devils goal, and then produced an excellent first-time finish from Juan Mata’s cutback to quickly double his tally.
Mata had previously missed a penalty as United entered the break trailing 3-2 on aggregate. Pione Sisto silenced the home crowd on 27 minutes before Nikolay Bodurov’s own goal made it 1-1 on the night.
Then Manchester-born Rashford, who has only been a part of United’s youth setup since 2014, came to the rescue, and late strikes from Ander Herrera and Memphis Depay made it a comfortable conclusion.
Marcus Rashford – remember the name.
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