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Marcus Rashford matched a Man Utd record after his winner vs Bournemouth

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Marcus Rashford was the match-winner for Manchester United during their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Red Devils have started to turn around their Premier League form in recent weeks and defeating an in-form Bournemouth side is a big step in the right direction.

However, alarm bells were certainly ringing early on as Callum Wilson fired the Cherries into the lead and Jose Mourinho was left bitterly frustrated with his team's performance.

The United boss lamented after the game: "I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League because to be 1-1 in a half where it should be like 5-2 or 6-2, we were really lucky because we were really poor.

"We didn't press... the work we did during the week – I feel like people watching this game won't believe how hard we trained this week."

Rashford scores vs Bournemouth

Nevertheless, United showed real character to recover their situation with Anthony Martial eventually equalising and Rashford popping up with a dramatic winner.

The England striker had missed a glorious opportunity earlier in the game, but made no mistake deep into stoppage time and ensured United procured a crucial three points.

Of course, Rashford's strike will live long in the memory because of its importance and timing, yet it also saw the United man pick up an impressive statistic.

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Rashford's impressive stat

United have a deserved reputation for late goals - particularly during Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure - and Rashford has now scored two stoppage time winners in the Premier League.

The number might not sound outstanding, but it's the club record at Old Trafford and only the esteemed duo of Robin van Persie and Paul Scholes have matched his achievement.

Despite being just 20 years old, Rashford has delivered the most dramatic winners for a club that turned last gasp goals into their speciality. 

Opta revealed the record on Twitter during the game with his strike against Hull City in August 2016 proving the other example in the stat.

And supporters will be hoping that Rashford goes onto leave Scholes and Van Persie behind by adding more stoppage time winners to his collection.

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Nevertheless, as the record shows, it's easier said than done and it could be a few seasons before Rashford delivers the same type of drama.

All going well, though, Rashford will have many more years to inspire United fans and deliver memorable moments at the club.

Do you think Rashford should start for United? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Marcus Rashford
Anthony Martial
Jose Mourinho
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Manchester United
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