Marcus Rashford lit up the U-21 scene on Tuesday night, scoring a hat-trick in England’s 6-1 victory over Norway U-21.
Marcus Rashford highlighted his ability on his debut for the England U-21 side as he scored a hat-trick as the team beat 6-1 to Norway. The teenager’s performance would go a long way in establishing his stature in the footballing world and is likely to have impressed Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce in an attempt to stake his claim on a starting spot at Manchester United and for England National Team.
Twitter-verse went crazy at the 18-year-old’s brilliance as people lauded the player for his talent and ability.
Premier League Debut: ⚽⚽
Manchester Derby Debut: ⚽
England Debut: ⚽
England U21 Debut: ⚽ (So far)
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 6, 2016
Rashford has scored 4 goals in 110 minutes of competitive matches in 16/17
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 6, 2016
Hard to forget Marcus Rashford is just 18. So mature for his age, unfazed by whatever is thrown at him. He could become unstoppable.
— Harry (@Bruxinho33) September 6, 2016
Rashford is such a clinical finisher. Only 18 years old. What a player. ⚽🔴🔥
— SirAlexWay (@SirAlexWay) September 6, 2016
Rashford is destined for greatness.
— Ä (@UtdViews) September 6, 2016
Marcus Rashford just being Marcus Rashford again. What a talent he is. #EnglandU21s
— ㅤㅤ (@FromTheFour) September 6, 2016
The way Rashford beats last defenders is ridiculous.
— Ezinna (@Zicmilitary) September 6, 2016
Rashford is just something different tbh
— AO1 (@Adeolu_98) September 6, 2016
Some people also called for the player to be restored into the England National Team expressing their surprise and disbelief at his exclusion from the squad in the first place.
This should be the one and only time Marcus Rashford plays for the U21s…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) September 6, 2016
Marcus Rashford has scored for @England under-21s. Wonder if our new England boss will ever be brave and veer away from tried and failed.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 6, 2016
How Rashford isn’t in the first team for England actually baffles me.
— Jack (@LFCJack__) September 6, 2016
Rashford will be the leading England goalscorer by the time he is done in round 15 years. Raw talent. So good.
— Dan Green (@DG2812) September 6, 2016
Fans also called for Rashford to be in the starting lineup against Manchester City in the upcoming derby in the coming weekend and some even highlighted his potential Manchester United future.
I’d sooo start Rashford against City on Saturday
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) September 6, 2016
Rashford just looks better and better. Hard to put up a case for him not starting on Saturday
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) September 6, 2016
Some even went to the extent of saying that if Rashford doesn’t make it under Mourinho, no other player from the academy would be able to be successful under the Portuguese manager.
Mourinho will be getting his arm twisted. Just as it was for LvG, it’ll become impossible for him to not start Rashford. He’s so good.
— Eric MUFC (@EricMUFC7) September 6, 2016
If Rashford isnt the kid to break the ‘Jose doesn’t give youth a chance’ stigma, then there’s no point Utd having an academy while he’s boss
— MB™ (@mcb139) September 6, 2016
Mourinho can’t do any wrong so far but what if he doesn’t pick Rashford to start derby? Surely got to start now. Man in form. #MUFC
— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathiesonMEN) September 6, 2016
The sky appears to be the limit for the young lad right now and if he continues like this, we may be seeing something like this in the future.
– PL debut ⚽️
– England debut ⚽️
– England U21 debut ⚽️
– Europa League debut ⚽️
Ballon D’Or. pic.twitter.com/rXPw6N4PU5
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 6, 2016
Marcus Rashford’s rise has been meteoric and this one tweet absolutely spot-on nailed it as the handler reminded us where the teenager was in terms of career growth this day last year.
On Sept 9 last year, Marcus Rashford came on as sub against Rochdale in Lancashire Senior Cup 1st round.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 6, 2016
One thing is for sure, the kid is surely destined for big things and Manchester United fans along with English supporters would be eager to see how Rashford would be once he reaches his ceiling or fulfills his potential.