Local boy Marcus Rashford shines in Manchester Derby | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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MONDAY 21 MARCH 2016 

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Marcus Rashford is now the youngest ever player to score in the Manchester Derby. 

Both Manchester City and United have searched far and wide for the lands best player, sharing a total market player value of a billion dollars.

Ironically enough, the man of the moment was an 18 year old youngster who has been living in their backyard this whole time. 

It’s hard to believe that a kid who is still completing his A-Levels in high school has scored five goals in eight games for United. 

Rashford ripped City’s defence to shreds, and one man in particular- Martin Demichelis. 

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United manager Louis van Gaal could only speak positively about the clubs new hero. 

“He is a real striker and that’s why I let him stay in that position, because he can make goals but he is also an attacking point and he runs also the channels,” said LVG. 

“My players have fought to the end,” he said. “Marcus Rashford with cramp. Still he can run with cramp. I have never seen that.”

United’s youngsters are starting to blossom. 

Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Rashford are providing the attacking energy that has too often been absent from their game this season. 

It only took 15 minutes for Rashford to open the score-sheet, after Juan Mata’s through ball found the striker, who was too slick for a lunging Demichelis. Rashford’s maturity shows, not looking phased by the big occasion.

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Things almost kicked off between City and United fans near the away end 


The fight for fourth spot is turning into a tug of war. The win puts United only one point behind rivals City, while in form West Ham United also sit hot on City’s tail in fifth. 

RAT RACE: Next week

Bournemouth v Manchester City Sunday 1:00 am

West Ham v Crystal Palace Sunday 1:00 am 

Manchester United v Everton 

Monday 1:00 am

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By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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