On this day 2016: Marcus Rashford makes his Premier League debut for Manchester United

Seven years ago today, Marcus Rashford introduced himself to the Premier League by scoring on his debut for Manchester United.

The 18-year-old academy graduate saw out a dream league debut for any boyhood Red by scoring a brace on his first appearance against title-chasers Arsenal in front of the Old Trafford faithful.

Two goals in three minutes marked the beginning of Rashford’s fairytale as a first-team star –  for the club he’d grown up adoring.

It came just three days after making his club debut, in which he also netted a brace, against FC Midtjylland in a Europa League clash at the Theatre of Dreams. What a way to introduce yourself on the senior stage.

In October last year, Rashford headed home his 100th club goal. He is currently overseeing the finest season of his career so far, having scored 25 times this campaign and more recently in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle, when he lifted the trophy after being instrumental in United’s progression to Wembley. 

Like Manchester, Rashford is red

The 25-year-old is one of the most loved figures at the club due to his sheer passion and history at the club. He is Wythenshawe-born and United through and through – a proper fan just like the rest of us. From No.39 to 19, to 10, his career history lies in M16,  and his future will too.

He’s born to play in red and white, so listen close it must be said, like Manchester, Rashford is red.”

Footage courtesy of Manchester United.

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