Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United career has started with an almighty bang indeed.
The 18-year-old striker debuted for the club in Thursday’s 5-1 Europa League win over FC Midtyjlland, replacing late withdrawal Anthony Martial, before firing a double for the Red Devils.
The academy graduate backed that up with another brace, as well as an assist, as United defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday and he was understandably buzzing when interviewed by Sky Sports following his sparkling English top flight bow.
“This is my first game in the Premier League so obviously it’s been amazing and to score two is a bonus so hopefully I can carry it on and do it again next game,” Rashford told Sky Sports 4.
“It was a shock playing midweek because Martial was supposed to be starting and coming in kind of benefited me because I wasn’t thinking about it, thinking about the game too much so it’s just been good.”
Regarding his baptism of fire, Rashford reveals it has been helpful having experienced players such as Michael Carrick around for support.
“It was just crazy but having the likes of Michael around helped,” he added.
“He just said keep going because I was backing off and he just said to keep going.
“It’s crazy you can’t explain it when you’re out there.”