Rashford names toughest opponent…and it’s a Gunner

Date published: Friday 14th October 2016 9:04

Marcus Rashford: Named toughest opponent

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says the toughest opponent he has ever faced in his short career to date is Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny.

The duo came face to face when Arsenal visited Old Trafford earlier this year, and Rashford definitely came out on top in what was his Premier League debut.

The 18-year-old England forward had only made his United debut in the Europa League against FC Midtjylland the week before, but he pulled out all the stops Rashford against the Gunners – netting twice and creating another in a 3-2 home win for United.

Asked who is hardest opponent has been so far, Rashford told United’s official website: “I think, individually, it would be Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal.

“He was a difficult defender to play against.”

Rashford also revealed that the best goal he has scored was as a 15-year-old.

“I think I was about 15 years old and I scored one from the kick-off. There was me and another player, we started the kick-off together and then we went straight forward from there.

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“We played a few one-twos together and it was a simple finish in the end, but the way we went all the way up was great.”

Rashford did recall his proudest moment in football being his United debut and admitted winning the Champions League would be “mint” and his biggest ambition. And asked which was the best match you’ve ever taken part in, he replied: “I would say City away last season and scoring the winner.”

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