On this day, on March 20, 2016, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford became the youngest player to score in a Manchester derby. The Man United academy graduate, aged 18 years 141 days, scored the only game of the match to hand Man United a famous 1-0 victory. The Marcus Rashford goal meant that Man United defeated Man City in the Manchester derby away from home for the first time in four years.
Man United faced off against Man City in the Manchester derby on March 20, 2016. Youngster Marcus Rashford, who had made his Premier League debut against Arsenal earlier in February, etched his name into Man United history, scoring a decisive goal in the game at the Etihad. With that goal, Marcus Rashford became the youngest Manchester derby goalscorer, aged 18 years 141 days. Rashford's strike was the only goal of the game, as Man United their first win at the Etihad Stadium since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
ON THIS DAY: In 2016, Marcus Rashford became the youngest ever scorer in Manchester derby history.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 20, 2020
18 years and 141 days old. 👶 pic.twitter.com/2NcFkFY4zA
Since making his debut in 2016, Marcus Rashford has quickly become one of Manchester United's key players. The English striker, who now flanks the left side of the attack for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, has made 201 appearances for the club so far and has scored 64 goals. The 2019/20 season was Rashford's most prolific, having scored 19 times in 31 games. However, a lower back injury has ruled out the star forward for two to three months. With the Premier League suspended for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic, Man United fans will hope that Rashfrod can return to first-team action when the Premier League resumes.