Sparkling Rashford debut buoys Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal heaped praise on youngster Marcus Rashford following his unforgettable debut in the 5-1 Europa League win over FC Midtjylland.

The 18-year-old was a late inclusion in the starting eleven following the injury to Anthony Martial in the warm-up and produced a first start to remember by scoring twice in the second half.

The brilliant debut contribution helped United win 6-3 on aggregate and prompted the following reaction from Van Gaal: “He was unbelievable.”

“In the first half, he ran too much to the sides.

“At half-time, I had to say to him that he should be within the width of the goal and he shall score.”

“He got his first two goals, which was fantastic for him.”

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