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Hilarious Marcus Rashford-Jesse Lingard stat from today's Manchester derby

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With goals on his Manchester United, England senior and England under 21 debuts, Marcus Rashford has become synonymous with having an immediate impact in his young football career to date.

And, while he wasn't able to help United overturn a 2-1 half-time deficit in this afternoon's Manchester derby, one stat on his performance sums his ability to impact a game in an instant.

Unfortunately for the Red Devils' fellow local boy Jesse Lingard, the evidence didn't paint him in such a good light compared to the 19-year-old forward.

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According to Squawka, Marcus Rashford was able to complete more take-ons in his first 60 seconds on the pitch in the second half, as Lingard managed in the entire 45 minutes he spent on the Old Trafford pitch today.

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The fact that Rashford only needed to beat one City opponent to overtake Lingard perhaps sums up just how much Jose Mourinho's team struggled in the opening half of the crunch Premier League fixture.

Having bagged a hattrick in mid-week for the England under 21s, there were plenty of United fans who were hoping to see Rashford named in the starting XI for the derby.

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However, it was Lingard and summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan who were given the nod as Anthony Martial and Juan Mata dropped to the bench.

Neither player, however, had half as much impact as the young United forward did when he came on.

If Rashford continues to beat out his teammates in the statistics, surely it can only be a matter of time before he gets the nod from Mourinho to start from the off.

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