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Man United players reveal Marcus Rashford's nickname after Anderlecht win

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Marcus Rashford has had a pretty good week. Not only did he prove himself to be the hero against Chelsea over the weekend, he also helped United secure passage into the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night.

The 19-year-old gave the Red Devils the lead in the tie in extra time proving that he has an eye for the big occasion. So much so that Paul Scholes has already said that he provides a better option for the club in such games than top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He will likely play a huge role in the rest of United's season, especially after Zlatan was forced off against Anderlecht with a pretty nasty looking knee injury.

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Certainly, at the moment he is the toast of the red half of Manchester and the players showed just how much they love having him around after the final whistle.

Teammates Juan Mata and Michael Carrick both took to Twitter late on Thursday evening to sing his praises and let everyone know what they call him around their Carrington training complex.

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And it seems he has a pretty cool nickname, as the two midfielders referred to him as 'The Kid', which is something that could definitely inspire a plethora of newspaper headlines in the near future.

Rashford has been a huge talking point for United fans since breaking onto the scene last season, and having shown such raw talent it's no surprise to learn that he is a popular figure in the dressing room.

Though he may not have reached the highs of last season yet, in the past few weeks he's shown what he is all about as well as highlighting what a talent he can blossom into if he stays on the right track.

See the tweets below...

United's passage into the next round of the competition is now likely to be their greatest chance at making it to the Champions League next term.

Earlier on Friday the draw was made and Jose Mourinho's men find themselves pitted against spanish side Celta Vigo, meaning they bypass a tough encounter with the other favourites, Lyon, for the time being at least.

The game will see them come up against Liverpool flop Iago Aspas, who is once again proving how good he actually is in his native Spain.

With United's hopes of finishing in the top four diminishing, the Europa League must surely become their priority between now and the end of term.

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