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Watch: United’s Marcus Rashford Scores Stunning Hat-trick On England U21 Debut

The fairytale just keeps on going for Marcus Rashford.

Having burst onto the scene last season to the extent that he bypassed the England U21s and was instead called straight into the full squad for Euro 2016, the striker has this evening (Tuesday) made his bow for England U21s in a match against Norway.

And following on from his ridiculous streak of scoring on his senior Manchester United debut, his Premier League debut as well as on his first appearance for the England senior team, he has notched an international U21 hat-trick to add to his growing collection of impressive debut performances.

In a goal reminiscent of Thierry Henry in his pomp, Rashford streaked ahead of the Norwegian defence before coolly tucking the shot away for his first. A deflected second-half effort looping to the back of the net before Rashford claimed his third from the penalty spot.

It really is remarkable how often he has now displayed an ability to stay calm in situations that should be fazing him at this point of his development.

It will be fascinating to see just how much longer his club and national managers continue to persist with Wayne Rooney ahead of him when Rashford seems to offer not only a better physical option these days but also one whom you would have much more faith in burying a one-on-one.

Needless to say, Manchester United and England fans were also very excited by the goal haul.

Over to you now José!

Vincent Whelan, Pundit Arena

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