Rashford celebrates his goal against Manchester City.

Marcus Rashford is already more prolific than Radamel Falcao at Manchester United

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Marcus Rashford is a Manchester United hero and he's only just old enough to drink.

The young striker has made his own small slice of history by scoring on his full senior debut in the Europa League, his full Premier League debut against Liverpool, as well as the Manchester derby today.

At 18-years-old and as a product of the Manchester United youth academy, Rashford has the world at his feet - something that, sadly, can't be said about Radamel Falcao.

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The Colombian forward signed on the dotted line with the Red Devils at the start of the 2014/15 campaign, initially on loan but with an option to make the move permanent for around £38 million.

Falcao arrived at Old Trafford with a reputation as one of Europe's most deadly forwards, but a combination of form and fitness meant he flopped badly and was allowed to return to Monaco at the end of the campaign.

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With Rashford, whose goal proved to be the difference in the Manchester derby, scoring for fun at the moment, the full extent of his poor form has been put into context. As pointed out by journalist Paul Hirst, the young Manchester United striker's tally is now at five goals in just eight appearances. Falcao meanwhile managed just four goals in 29 appearances. 

The former Porto ace is now with Chelsea, where he's flopped again, managing just one league goal while he hasn't featured for the Blues since October.


Falcao recently spoke out about his time at Manchester United, laying the blame for his failure at manager Louis van Gaal's door.


"It was complicated in Manchester,' he told El Tiempo. "Everyone saw how there were situations which created instability, since I played on some days, not on others.

"It was 60 minutes today, then 45, then 20. That generates instability and sometimes you don't know where you stand or what the footballing preferences of the coach are."

Falcao will likely return to Monaco at the end of his loan spell with Chelsea when it expires at the end of the season.

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