Five years ago today, Marcus Rashford exploded onto the scene when he made his Manchester United debut against FC Midtjylland.
Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up which led to Louis van Gaal turning to his bench at the last moment.
An 18-year-old Rashford was staring back at him, most likely bemused by the fact that he was thrust into the limelight with no prior warning.
But did that hold him back? Not at all. If anything, it spurred him on.
After 60 minutes, Juan Mata pulled one back for Rashford to score a tap-in and 15 minutes later, he had his second.
Since then, the Wythenshawe-born lad has gone on to make 253 appearances for United, scoring 85 – but what are his best moments?
Premier League debut
Just three days after his Europa League heroics, Van Gaal threw the 18-year-old straight into the line-up against Arsenal.
As a youngster, he would no doubt have known about the history of these two English heavyweights and on this day he wrote his own chapter in one of the most fascinating rivalries in football.
The teenager opened the scoring with a brilliant double that showed a mature level of awareness and anticipation before some trickery set up the third in a 3-2 win at Old Trafford.
It could be argued that Rashford’s most important goal for United was his extra-time winner against Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Europa League.
That would ultimately lead to United winning the competition when they beat Ajax 2-0 under Jose Mourinho.
And what a goal it was, bamboozling now-Wolves star Leander Dendoncker with a tasty bit of skill before slotting home to spare the Red Devils the lottery of penalties.
Rashford would go to complete a childhood dream when he scored a sublime brace against Liverpool in March, 2018.
That included a chop-and-finish remarkably similar to Cristiano Ronaldo ’s against Dynamo Kiev in 2007 as the then-20-year-old taught Trent Alexander-Arnold a lesson.
His two goals earned United a 2-1 win and after the game he gave his mum his man-of-the-match award as a Mother’s Day. What a top fella.
Roughly a year after his Liverpool heroics came the most testing moment of his short United career.
A 90th minute penalty that would take the Red Devils to the next round of the Champions League in the swirling, boisterous cauldron of noise that is the Parc des Princes – and up steps Rashford – who had NEVER taken one for United before.
With nerves made of titanium steel, against the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, after waiting for over four minutes due to VAR, Rashford lashed it into the roof of the net. Pandemonium.
Quite possibly his best goal in a United shirt, Rashford channeled all of his Ronaldo energy into this free-kick against Chelsea in 2019.
Adding to his earlier penalty, the Englishman got another brace for his club as they beat the Blues in the League Cup.
From almost 35 yards out, his attempt swerved and dipped and zoomed past a hapless Willy Caballero.
"It was very Cristiano-like," said Solskjaer at the time. "The boy has nerves of steel, He takes a penalty no problem, and then steps up and hits the ball like he did and wins us the game. Fantastic.
"He works too much on it. I've always tried to get him scoring simple tap-ins and being inside the box. He always scores great goals."
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