Manchester United 5-1 FC Midtjylland (agg 6-3)

Marcus Rashford, 18, scores on his Manchester United entrance in front of a Stretford End

Marcus Rashford, 18, scores on his Manchester United entrance in front of a Stretford End

Teenager Marcus Rashford scored twice on his entrance as Manchester United came from behind to trounce FC Midtjylland and strech a Europa League final 16.

The Danish champions led 2-1 from a initial leg and Pione Sisto increasing their advantage.

Nikolay Bodurov’s possess idea reduced a necessity before Rashford, who usually started after Anthony Martial was harmed in a warm-up, struck twice.

Ander Herrera’s chastisement and Memphis Depay’s late idea finished a rout.

Juan Mata missed a chastisement during 1-1, while Midtjylland finished with 10 group after Andre Romer was sent off for a second yellow card.

Relive all a play from Old Trafford

Rashford to a rescue

While a scoreline was fatiguing in a end, United were looking during an annoying exit before Rashford netted twice in a space of 12 mins in front of a Stretford End.


Marcus Rashford was innate in Oct 1997 – 16 months before FC Midtjylland were shaped in Feb 1999

The 18-year-old, named as a surrogate on a group sheet, was usually towering to a starting choice after Martial shop-worn his hamstring in a warm-up.

Manchester-born Rashford showed certainty over his proposal years from a start, though Sisto’s neat finish left Louis outpost Gaal staring during an annoying exit during a hands of a group shaped in 1999.

Bodurov carried a mood inside Old Trafford when he sliced Memphis’ cutback into his possess net before Mata’s spot-kick was saved by Mikkel Andersen after Ander Herrera was clipped by Kian Hansen.

The sparkling Rashford put United forward when he tucked home from 7 yards in front of a Stretford End before repeating a pretence with a half-volley to make it 3-1.

Herrera combined his side’s fourth from a chastisement mark after Hansen rubbed before Depay’s thumping bid finished a scoring.

How’s your luck

It looked like another contemptible section in United’s deteriorate of under-achievement even before a round had been kicked.

Defender Chris Smalling was ruled out progressing on Thursday with a shoulder problem, paving a approach for 19-year-old Joe Riley, a surrogate in United’s FA Cup win during Shrewsbury 3 days earlier, to make his initial comparison start.

Martial’s damage paved a approach for Rashford’s debut, though after recuperating from descending behind on a night, United scored 4 times inside a final half hour to lift away.

They could even means to finish a compare with another teenage debutant on a representation in a figure of 17-year-old Regan Poole.

Embattled manager Louis outpost Gaal managed a grin during a finish after his side scored 5 in a compare for a initial time underneath his control in front of a 58,609 crowd.

United could face Gary Neville in a final 16

The pull for a last-16 theatre takes place on Friday and there is a possibility United could be interconnected with a accessible face – as good as a sour rival.

Liverpool and Tottenham are also by and, with no nation protection, teams from a same joining can be drawn opposite one another.

Valencia, managed by former United defender Gary Neville, are also by after a 10-0 total win over Rapid Vienna.

Next up?

United have only dual full days to redeem before they perform Arsenal in a Premier League on Sunday (14:05 GMT). The Gunners are seeking to do a double over Van Gaal’s side carrying degraded a Red Devils 3-0 during a Emirates on 4 October.