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Rashford: “I can’t explain this feeling”

Manchester-United-v-Arsenal (1)Marcus Rashford expressed his delight after scoring twice in his first Premier League game as United beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford as the 18-year-old striker scored his second brace in three days, after netting two against Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday.

The striker, deployed up-front to replace the injured Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, scored with his first shot on goal in the Premier League as he pounced on a loose ball to fire past Petr Cech with 29 minutes gone, before adding a second three minutes later as he headed Jesse Lingard’s cross.

“This is my first game in the Premier League so obviously it’s been amazing and to score two is a bonus so hopefully I can carry it on and do it again next game,” he said.

“It was a shock playing midweek because [Anthony] Martial was supposed to be starting and coming in kind of benefited me because I wasn’t thinking about it, thinking about the game too much so it’s just been good.”

Rashford thanked Michael Carrick for his help during the game. “It was just crazy but having the likes of Michael around helped,” he added. “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.”