Marcus Rashford picks his most important goal for Manchester United

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Give Marcus Rashford his debut and there is a pretty good chance he'll score.

The young striker has found the net on his first appearance for Manchester United, England U-21's and the senior international side all in the last eight months.

On top of that, he can also boast having scored on his debut in the Europa League, Premier League, Manchester derby and EFL Cup.

Rashford is still just 18-years-old but he already has 14 senior goals across all competitions for club and country.

But of those 14 - 13 of which have come for the Red Devils - which one holds the greatest significance for the new English star?

The arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer meant Rashford dropped down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho and found early season opportunities hard to come by.

Nevertheless, Rashford grabbed every chance he was given and scored the late winner against Hull a few weeks ago with virtually the last kick of the game.

When describing the 92nd-minute strike, Rashford - perhaps surprisingly - hailed it as the 'most important' goal of his United career to date.

“It was a different moment for me and I don’t think I’ve scored one so late in the game before,” Rashford told United Review.

“It was an amazing feeling to be with the travelling fans as well, a brilliant feeling. It was instinct to go into the crowd in moments like that. You don’t think about it, you just do it!

“I feel like that was the most important goal for me, to get the winner in the last minute away from home. I like the feeling that it gave me and I want more. But on an emotional side the debut goal against Midtjylland is still at the top of the list for me.”

As dramatic as it was, you might have expected his winning goal against rivals Manchester City at the Etihad back in March to pip the close-range finish versus the Tigers.

Rashford did discuss becoming the youngest ever goalscorer in a Manchester derby and revealed that the piece of skill used to take the ball past Martin Demichelis was premeditated.

He added: “We were attacking and then they were attacking. I think they had a bit more of the ball but they weren’t really threatening us. There were two times before the goal when I got on a one-v-one with him [Martin Demichelis] and he just nicked the ball off me. I knew what I needed to do the next time I got the ball so I did it.

“Then I was against the keeper [Joe Hart] and it was just about relaxing, composing myself and that was what I did. After it went in, the fans were too far away but it was a good feeling with everyone coming towards you. To win the game 1-0 as well, to hold out as a team was great.”

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