Marcus Rashford starring for Manchester United in the Milk Cup

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There really appears to be no stopping Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford. Since making his debut for the club against FC Midtjylland back in February, the 18-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise at Old Trafford.

With six goals in 11 appearances for the Red Devils, it's safe to say that the club have found another gem in their academy. 

On Wednesday night, Rashford once again hogged the headlines as his beautiful curling strike helped United secure a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.


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In fact, it appears that his heroics have even seen him move into contention to secure a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016. 

This summer's tournament may well come slightly too early for Rashford, but he has every chance of enjoying a long and successful career with the national team. 

Rashford brilliance 

United fans are certainly loving their new hero right now and they will no doubt take a great deal of enjoyment when viewing him as a 16-year-old. 

As you can see in the video below, Rashford, who was starring in the Milk Cup, has been a scorer of many wonderful goals for quite some time. 

From free-kick taking to sublime solo strikes, it appears that the young forward can do just about everything.  

Here's Rashford in action as a 16-year-old: 

LVG hails Rashford 

Unsurprisingly, United boss Louis van Gaal hailed Rashford for his sublime performance at Upton Park. The Old Trafford chief insisted that the striker is extremely focused and can cope with criticism. 

Van Gaal stated, as per the Independent: “He is a very focused on his work, I admire that. When you are so young and with so much attention, it is not easy and he is scoring so many important goals.

“When you can cope with that attention and focus, when you have criticism, it is impressive. He can cope with it also and say sometimes, ‘Yes manager, you are right and I have to do this and that.’

“There are not a lot of players who can see their self-image in the match like he can.

“England? It is not my job. I am the manager of Manchester United.”

With Manchester United set to play host to Aston Villa this weekend, there's every chance that Rashford's hot streak will continue. 

Should Hodgson select Rashford as his wildcard for Euro 2016? Have your say below! 

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