United goal-hero Rashford savours ‘crazy’ rise to fame

Date published: Sunday 28th February 2016 7:03

Marcus Rashford was buzzing from the “rush of blood” brought on by scoring another brace for Manchester United in only his second first-team appearance.

Just three days after scoring twice against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, the 18-year-old grabbed another double as well as setting up his side’s third for Ander Herrera in the 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Mancunian admitted the late nature of his call-up to the starting XI on Thursday was a benefit but Rashford looked at home again in Louis van Gaal’s side, with two goals in three first-half minutes.

“This is my first game in the Premier League, so obviously it’s been amazing and to score two is just a bonus,” he told Sky Sports.

“Hopefully we can just carry it on and we go again next game.

“It was a shock playing midweek because Martial was meant to be starting and then coming in but that kind of benefited me because I wasn’t thinking about the game too much. It’s been good.”

“It was just crazy but having the likes of Michael [Carrick] around helped,” he said.

“He just said keep going because I was backing off and he just said to keep going.

“It’s crazy you can’t explain it when you’re out there. It’s just a rush of blood, everything.”

United’s captain Michael Carrick was delighted with Rashford’s impact.

He said: “It’s just a real breathe of fresh air.

“Football’s a great game and when you see young lads coming through for me it brings back memories of not quite scoring like he’s done but when you start out in your career, you get your chance and you want to take it.

“I think it’s a big boost for the whole club. It’s a good feeling now and hopefully with more to come.”

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