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06th Sep 2016

Marcus Rashford sends a message to Jose Mourinho with England U-21s hat-trick

It's not meant to be this easy...

Robert Redmond

It’s not meant to be this easy, but no-one told Marcus Rashford that.

The 18-year-old striker scored on his debut in the Europa League, the Premier League, for the English senior team and now for the England U21’s. Whatever way you look at it, that’s a seriously impressive return.

Rashford only took part in the game against Norway because he was, somewhat controversially, overlooked for Sam Allardyce’s first senior England squad.

However, Big Sam was present in Colchester as Rashford ran riot against the Scandinavians, scoring a hat-trick in some style and stating his case to start in this weekend’s Manchester derby.

The 18-year-old’s second goal of the night, in particular, was stunning. Have a look at all three goals in his Man of the Match display below.

Rashford scored the winner for United against Hull City in the final game before the international break, and if he continues this form it’s going to become increasingly difficult to hold the young striker back for club and country.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to lose his place when United host Manchester City on Saturday, but a lot of fans reckon the local lad’s international exploits should be rewarded with a start in the hotly anticipated derby clash.

And it wasn’t just the Manchester United fans talking the remarkable young forward up. England fans who watched Harry Kane struggle to make an impact in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier with Slovakia are calling for him to receive an immediate promotion back into the senior team.

All in all, it’s not going too badly for Marcus Rashford.

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