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Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United’s 100th goal as England boss Gareth Southgate watches as Christian Eriksen delivers ‘a full-back nightmare’ against West Ham


Marcus Rashford scored his 100th goal for Manchester United to put them ahead of West Ham United in the Premier League.

The striker planted a powerful header past Lukasz Fabianski in the Hammers goal after a wonderful curling cross from Christian Eriksen at Old Trafford.

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Rashford really enjoyed it as he scored his 100th goal for Man United

Rashford made his debut for the Red Devils in 2016 aged 18, scoring in a Europa League game against FC Midtjylland days before netting twice in a 3-2 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.

Strikes saw him become the club’s third-youngest goalscorer in a league game and their youngest European goalscorer.

And now he has now reached a century of striking in 318 appearances thanks to his header against the Hammers.

But it was the Danish star’s cross that really impressed a former Premier League star.

Speaking on talkSPORT, ex-Chelsea and West Ham star Scott Minto said: “Let me tell you, it’s a full-back’s nightmare when the ball is whipped around with such quality. and that guy is able to run and jump on you in like Marcus Rashford did.

“There’s a very good one-two with Bruno Fernandes doing very well with his header, but Eriksen makes that contact and there aren’t many people in world football, or certainly in the Premier League, who can whipping the ball when it’s nice to bounce off the half volley with the pace to the far post and just invite someone in at the end.

Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United’s 100th goal as England boss Gareth Southgate watches as Christian Eriksen delivers ‘a full-back nightmare’ against West Ham

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The striker scored a ‘header’ to give the Red Devils the lead against West Ham

Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United’s 100th goal as England boss Gareth Southgate watches as Christian Eriksen delivers ‘a full-back nightmare’ against West Ham

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Eriksen also drew praise for his half-volley cross to equip Rashford

“Marcus Rashford, he had tasted it earlier with the header and it was a ball header. It was a good connection and I’m telling you now, the keeper had absolutely no chance.

For Rashford it was his sixth goal of the season and a centurion strike for his boyhood club.

With Gareth Southgate also watching at Old Trafford, Rashford will be delighted to have scored.

The striker looks likely to travel to Qatar with the England squad for the World Cup, as long as he is fit, but the goal past his national team boss will help allay any worries.

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