Ray Wilkins clashes with Neil Custis over Marcus Rashford's free-kick

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Marcus Rashford stepped up with another priceless goal for Manchester United in the first leg of their semi-final Europa League clash with Celta Vigo on Thursday night.

His stunning second-half free-kick - in the competition where he was announced to the world little over 12 months ago - handed the Red Devils a crucial away goal in Spain.

It was beginning to look like another frustrating night for Jose Mourinho as he watched his side waste numerous chances in the first half.

But Rashford's curling free-kick means United have taken a big step towards the final and more importantly, qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Nevertheless, not quite everyone was impressed by Rashford's match-winner.

Former Man United and Chelsea player Ray Wilkins became involved in a heated discussion with The Sun journalist Neil Custis on TalkSPORT's breakfast programme early on Monday morning.

Wilkins, who has also been a coach at Chelsea in the past, appeared to suggest Celta's goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez was actually at fault for taking an initial step left as Rashford dispatched the free-kick into the opposite corner.

Something Custis really didn't agree with.

"Are you actually being serious here or is this a joke?" The Sun journalist replied.

Wilkins hit back: "No I'm very serious. If he beats him on the near post then he beats him."

Custis: "Don't be ridiculous! I've not come on to have a stupid conversation."

Wilkins then said the one thing that will annoy any football journalist.

"Don't talk to me about being ridiculous when it comes to footballing knowledge because you don't have any."

Yep, he went there...

You can listen to the full exchange in the video below, but it's safe to say Wilkins' last comment turned the conversation very sour.

"Who the hell are you to come on here, call me up and you start insulting me like that? Who do you think you are?" Custis said.

In fairness, Wilkins did apologise immediately, however, the damage was already done.

It makes for incredible listening and you can understand why it has started to do the rounds around social media.

To have such a fiery argument over something so little actually makes the exchange even more bizarre.

Rashford won't care either way, though. The fact is his goal was the difference between the two sides and the Europa League final is now in sight.

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