Marcus Rashford scored on his debut yet again - to the surprise of no one

Manchester United prodigy Marcus Rashford played his first game for the England Under-21s this evening – and scored a hat-trick.

The 18-year-old has proved himself time and again since scoring a stunning brace for United on his debut in February against Midtjylland in the Europa League. He also scored in his first appearance in the Premier League and senior England team.

This latest display in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Norway earned him a man-of-the-match-award and thousands have taken to Twitter in appreciation of his performance.

Many think his demotion to England’s Under-21s shouldn’t last long.

There’s advice for United manager Jose Mourinho before Saturday’s Manchester derby too.

Some started drawing comparisons.

While others have words of caution…

Wherever you think Rashford’s future may take him though, there’s no doubt he must be enjoying the present an awful lot…


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