Thursday night Anthony Martial picked up an injury in the warm up that put him out of a crucial Europa League match against FC Midtjylland, step forward 18 year old debutante Marcus Rashford who scored two goals in a 5-1 win for Manchester United that helped them get through to the next round.
If Marcus’ debut for United was anything to go by his Premier League debut would be interesting to see. On Sunday Man United played Arsenal at Old Trafford and after his performance in Europe Rashford was given the chance to start up front, who could have seen what would happen next. Rashford went on to score the first two goals in a 3-2 win for United on his Premier League debut meaning that in the space of three days Rashford made two debuts and scored four goals.
Not only is it a meteoric rise for the 18 year old from Manchester, but for the fans it is something to be happy and proud about a young man who was born and raised in Manchester breaking into the first team and scoring four goals in two games. It has been one of the best things about the season so far for United that so many young players have come through and have been doing so well. Man United fans will know not to hype young Marcus up to much as they have had experience of this before, such as Kiko Macheda who everyone thought would turn out to be a fantastic player after he helped United win the League back in 2009
One last thing of interest from the Man United v Arsenal game was that Louis van Gaal got out of his seat and did probably the funniest thing you will ever see a manager do [Below is a link to the video], if all of Manchester United’s games were like this till the end of the season you won’t hear many complaints.