Rashford has struggled to keep a regular starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s side this season.

The showdown with Liverpool was his first league start since December 26 but the 20-year-old grabbed the opportunity with both hands to prove he is worthy of a place in Mourinho’s starting XI.

And it took the Red Devils youngster just 14 minutes to fire his side ahead against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

After goalkeeper David De Gea fired a clearence upfield, it found striker Romelu Lukaku who duly headed it deep into Liverpool’s half.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford schooled Trent Alexander-Arnold

Lukaku’s header found Rashford who charged into Liverpool’s box and with a cheeky flick on his head to control the ball, the United youngster cut his way past defender Alexander-Arnold before blasting his shot into the bottom corner, much to the delight of the home crowd.

And Rashford’s scoring exploits against the Reds didn’t stop there.

His second goal came 10 minutes later when Juan Mata’s fluffed shot found the youngster who, with a slight deflection from Alexander-Arnold, found the back of the net once again.

Since Rashford’s impressive performance against Liverpool, Mourinho labelled former Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer the 'worst manager in the history of the Premier League' after the Dutchman criticised his handling of his young striker.

Marcus Rashford

Rashford scored twice for Manchester United against Liverpool

"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer saying it's not good for Rashford to have a coach like me," Mourinho said.

"If he was coached by Frank he would be coached how to lose because he lost every game.

"If you go to his numbers and how many games he played with me. I would say he was in the top five with more matches for two seasons.

"Marcus is having these experiences. I'm really happy too. He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others.

"Does he play every match from the start? No.

"Of course not. He's a player we trust. Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match not just about scoring goals. I'm really happy with Marcus."

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