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Marcus Rashford made history after scoring against Hull City

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Marcus Rashford was the hero on Saturday night as Manchester United secured a last-gasp victory over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

It seemed inevitable that the clash would end goalless but up stepped the 18-year-old to steer home Wayne Rooney's cross following an excellent piece of play.

Cue hysteria. Rashford wheeled away in celebration in the knowledge he had just secured a third-straight victory for United, who top the Premier League table alongside Chelsea.

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However, his late strike was telling for more reasons than one.

The winner it might have been, but Rashford's goal meant he became the first teenager to score in the Premier League for a team managed by Jose Mourinho.

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Don't believe me? Well, the revelation comes as per revered Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol (see below).

It's hardly a surprise that no teenager has ever scored a Premier League goal under Mourinho considering his track record of not showing much faith in youth.

Maybe the Portuguese will alter his approach after Rashford secured United a vital three points.

And just in case you missed it, here's the youngster's dramatic late strike:

United fans can expect to see Rashford playing under Mourinho on a regular basis after the former Chelsea manager insisted recently he will give the England striker game time.

He said, per the Independent: "Marcus will play a lot. I cannot choose competitions. I cannot say Zlatan doesn’t play one single match in the Europa League because that is not the case.

"I cannot say Marcus doesn’t start matches in the Premier League because that is not the case.

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"Marcus is a young and talented player. That is why we didn’t buy more strikers. If you don’t trust him or want him to play, then you would buy other strikers. That is not the case.

"Zlatan is playing and he is showing why he is being selected. Marcus is striker number two at the moment. For an 18-year-old boy, he is amazing."

The dream continues for Rashford.

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Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
UEFA Champions League
Football
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Jose Mourinho
Marcus Rashford

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