Phil Neville calls Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford 'Michael' on live TV

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Marcus Rashford’s emergence at Manchester United has been nothing short of spectacular.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene in February before proving that he isn’t a one-trick pony by continuing to score whenever given the opportunity.

Rashford’s goal against Northampton in United’s 3-1 win last night meant that he has now scored on his Europa League, Premier League, Manchester derby, England, England U21 and EFL Cup debuts. What a record.

The reason behind all this praise is to prove that Rashford has become a star. Not yet in the same category as some of his teammates, of course, but mention his name and we’ll know who you’re on about.

Yet Phil Neville doesn’t appear to know who or what a Marcus Rashford is.

The former United defender was a pundit for Sky Sports at Sixfields Stadium and, for some bizarre reason, kept referring to the young striker as ‘Michael Rashford’.

Don’t believe us? Check out the footage below.

It reminds us of the time former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal called Chris Smalling ‘Mike’. They must really like the name Michael at Old Trafford.

Viewers picked up on Neville’s mistake, of course, and quickly set about mocking him on Twitter.

Oh Phil. While brother Gary is enlightening viewers with his expert analysis, you can’t even remember the name of one of the brightest talents in England. Shame.

Neville was good enough to have a laugh at his gaffe on Twitter afterwards, claiming he must have had United midfielder Michael Carrick on his mind.

Rashford must start vs Leicester

The former United and Everton player believes that Jose Mourinho must start Rashford in Saturday’s game against Leicester City after he scored his third goal of the season and second in four days.

"This kid is special," Neville said, per Sky Sports.

"He has to start - when a young lad is in such good form you've got to let them fly. You've just got pick him. It puts others under pressure, but this kid is special and he's scoring goals.

"The biggest quality he's got is his temperament. To play for Manchester United is not easy, especially at a young age. He's making it look easy - he's getting quicker, he's getting stronger and the relationship between him and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going to be special."

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