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The reason Swansea City fans were booing Marcus Rashford in the first half

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Manchester United travelled to face Swansea City today looking to build upon their thumping 4-0 win over West Ham last weekend.

In the same fixture last season at the Liberty Stadium, it was United who ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2) and Paul Pogba.

Pogba's effort was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch, the Frenchman scoring a stunning half-volley from outside the 18-yard box.

It was an entirely different story in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, though, with the game ending 1-1 after a late Gylfi Sigurdsson equaliser.

Saturday's game saw both sides start very brightly as Jordan Ayew and Phil Jones both hit the woodwork in the opening 15 minutes.

Both efforts had a slice of fortune about them, with Ayew's shot clearly an attempted cross and Jones' header actually coming off his shoulder.

One interesting development from the first half involved Marcus Rashford, who was booed by Swansea fans every time he had the ball.

United supporters quickly picked up on the 19-year-old receiving abuse but couldn't understand why, as you can see in the below Twitter reaction.


However, there is a reason why Swansea fans were booing Rashford.

During last season's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, Rashford was slammed for diving to win a penalty in first-half stoppage time, which Wayne Rooney duly converted.

Replays showed Lukasz Fabianski made zero contact with the Englishman inside the box, but the referee still pointed to the spot.

Check out his moment of gamesmanship in the video below.

Swansea fans were relentless with their booing and were given something to smile about in the 36th minute when Rashford missed a golden opportunity.

The teenager was put through on goal but his attempt to cleverly chip Fabianski was straight at the former Arsenal goalkeeper.

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