Man Utd boss Mourinho man-management upset Rashford, Martial

Marcus Rashford had a surprise childhood footballing hero

Marcus Rashford had a surprise childhood footballing hero

Manchester United have had their much-needed triumph last Saturday when they won 4-1 against Newcastle, with the return of a few key players.

'My first season [at Fletcher Moss] I went in net. "The thrill of scoring a goal, you get that same thrill when you save a good chance", he said.

And as a United fan, Rashford admires American global goalkeeper Howard, who played at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2006. I used to have a little Tim Howard shirt.

The 1999 Treble victor told ESPN FC: "I look at him at the moment, he's scoring goals and he's bringing a lot more things to his game".

Rashford, now 20, has seen his career accelerate from the night Louis van Gaal brought him into the starting line-up at short notice in the Europa League tie against Midtjylland back in February 2016.

Gary Lineker took to Twitter to express his admiration for Rashford and his efforts on the day, while the match was on-going.

According to Manchester Evening News, Marcus said: "That's [winning] what United has always been about, so it is important for us to try and get that feeling back to Old Trafford of winning".

Jose Mourinho picked an incredibly exciting trident for the game against Rafa Benitez, in Rashford, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku and the results were pretty-frightening.

That win kept United in second place, still eight points behind Manchester City at the top, with both the youngsters impressing throughout.

Mourinho added though that in the first half Newcastle played well in the "first-half" taking advantage of "our defensive areas" giving the attacking players that were on the pitch "so to play them together gives us things" but at the same time it also "takes some things from us" but in the end everything worked out well.

"They both prefer to play on the left than the right, both playing with another striker through the middle".

"But we found then a certain balance and when they start finding, sometimes both, one opening the left and one on the mid-left between the striker and the left winger, it was the moment where we start creating more".

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