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Marcus Rashford slammed on Twitter for one aspect of Lithuania performance

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Marcus Rashford has started the new season like a man on a mission.

Having broken through as a teenage sensation over 18 months ago, the Englishman has returned to his dazzling best after a season of insecurity under Jose Mourinho.

He already has already provided five goals and three assists for Manchester United this season.

Furthermore, his time with England has followed a similar path with 2017-18 rejuvenating an international career that started with a goal after just three minutes into his debut.

Rashford provided arguably the most crucial goal of the World Cup qualifying campaign so far with a winning strike against Slovakia back in early September.

It's no surprise then that - even in a weaker England XI from Gareth Southgate - that Rashford was given the nod to face Lithuania.

And although the 19-year-old has started the game promisingly, supporters on Twitter have been worried about one aspect of his game.

Rashford's dribbling has continued to impress with the Englishman finding time to skin a Lithuania player and his shooting hasn't waned - forcing Ernesta Sektus into a save.

Instead, the problem lies with the striker's first touch.

It will prove a familiar criticism for Manchester United fans who have been stalked by tweets regarding Romelu Lukaku's often questionable control. 

Perhaps the first touch struggles have proven contagious at Carrington.

Check out the reaction below:

The concerns can perhaps be mitigated by the fact Lithuania's LFF Stadium actually contains a 3G pitch where the ball will often skip along the surface faster than usual.

At the time of writing, England lead 1-0 through Harry Kane's penalty and Southgate has introduced Daniel Sturbridge in Rashford's place.

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