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Rashford mimics Asensio’s trait of scoring in tournament debuts

By scoring in the first leg of Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana victory over Barcelona in August, Marco Asensio kept up his run of scoring in tournament debuts, having previously found the back of the net the first time he represented Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

He is not, however, the only young star who loves introducing himself to a new competition with a goal, as Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has a similar record.

The 19-year-old came off the bench for his first ever Champions League appearance on Tuesday evening and he managed to get his name on the scoresheet in

United’s 3-0 win over Basel .

That followed on from his full debut, which he made in the Europa League when he bagged a brace in a 5-1 victory over Midtjylland.

Rashford also scored twice the first time he experienced Premier League football, helping the Red Devils defeat Arsenal 3-2, while he also scored in his first match in the League Cup.

Furthermore, the teenager scored when he won his first England cap against Australia, while he also put the ball in the back of the net when he first represented his nation’s Under-21s side.

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