'He's better than Messi'- Twitter reacts to Marcus Rashford's latest brace of goals for Man Utd
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has gone from near obscurity to the darling of English football in the space of three days, as the teenager added to his midweek European brace with another double in today's win over Arsenal.
Of course, the football world is a fickle one, subject to the most cruel of vagaries. But sometimes, scarcely believable dreams come true.
An injury crisis saw Rashford promoted to the United bench for their pivotal Europa League tie with FC Midtjylland.
Then, Anthony Martial suffers a hamstring strain in the warm up, and the unknown youth found himself leading the line at Old Trafford. Rising to the occasion the 18-year-old scored a pair of brilliantly taken goals and inspired United to a much-needed 5-1 victory.
A believer in trusting youth, and with little other options, Louis Van Gaal started the tyro for the today’s Premier League clash with the Gunners in Old Trafford, and Rashford rewarded his faith by firing the hosts into a two goal lead.
The Gunners bounced back before the break through a Danny Wellbeck strike, then Ander Hererra restored United's two goal advantage. Mesut Ozil was on target for the visitors, but United held on for another vital win. United are now back in fifth place, four points behind Arsene Wenger's men.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rashford’s exploits:
18y 120d - Marcus Rashford is exactly the same age that Wayne Rooney was (18y 120d) when he scored his first Premier League brace. Quirk.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 28, 2016
Reporter: "What does it feel like to be the greatest player of all time?"— 8 Troll Football (@8TrollFootball) February 28, 2016
Lionel Messi: "I don't know, ask Marcus Rashford."
It took Messi years to score against Petr Cech. It took Marcus Rashford 29 minutes, making Rashford better than Messi.— United Updates (@UpdatesAtUnited) February 28, 2016
Marcus Rashford has now scored as many goals for Manchester United as Radamel Falcao did. pic.twitter.com/sOAjsQvRAF— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 28, 2016
Marcus Rashford's agent right now pic.twitter.com/QIidgu72QU— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) February 28, 2016
When I said an injury to Rooney would make us better Marcus Rashford was not what I had in mind ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #MUFC— Mark (@Mark_cpp) February 28, 2016
Five reasons why new Rooney Marcus Rashford can FIRE England to Euro GLORY— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) February 28, 2016