Marcus Rashford breaks Wayne Rooney's Manchester derby goal record

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Marcus Rashford has been making waves at Manchester United this season, and he did so again today by scoring the winner in the Manchester derby.

The 18-year-old has been a revelation ever since being handed his first start for the Red Devils in the Europa League against FC Midtjylland, and now has five goals in just eight appearances.

Rashford has already managed more goals than Radamel Falcao did during his disastrous loan spell at Old Trafford thanks to his strike today, and now he's got something else to celebrate.

Wayne Rooney held the record for being the youngest scorer in the Manchester derby in the Premier League era thanks to his effort in the 2-0 win back in 2005.

The current Red Devils' captain, who is sidelined with a knee complaint that has kept him out of action since February, was 19 when he scored in that game, which means Rashford has taken taken that record from him. The young forward doesn't turn 19 until October.

His goal, which secured all three points against Manuel Pellegrini's ailing side, means Manchester United are just one point off the top four with eight games to go.

Manager Louis van Gaal's future is said to hinge on whether he can deliver the Red Devils into the top four, and Manchester City's form of late is helping him do just that. 

Since it was confirmed that Pep Guardiola would take over at the Etihad Stadium in the summer, Manchester City have won just five of their eleven games, and have seen their title hopes completely disappear.

Manchester United fans won't be concerned about that though as their side closes in on Champions League qualification, although West Ham - their FA Cup quarter-final opponents - also stand in their way.

Would you like to see Louis van Gaal stay in charge of Manchester United if they get top four?

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