By Harvey Byrne
Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick in his debut for the England Under-21 side on Tuesday against Norway, and Liverpool fans have reluctantly praised their fierce rival’s striker on Twitter.
The young Manchester United forward opened the scoring in the 29th minute in England’s 6-1 victory, bagging another in the 66th minute and finishing with a penalty after 72 minutes.
Chelsea youngsters Nathaniel Chalobah, Lewis Baker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek added the other three goals.
Rashford, 18, broke into Manchester United’s first team last season, impressing pundits and fans alike after he scored 9 goals in 22 appearances for the Old Trafford side and found his way into Roy Hodgson’s senior England squad for Euro 2016.
Liverpool fans took to Twitter following the bright prospect’s hat-trick for the England youth side and praised the Manchester United player through gritted teeth.
Cant lie I thought people gassed Rashford up from too early but even as a Liverpool fan I gotta say he's doin bits ?⚽️ #Graftersz
— lefté (@luckylefte_) September 6, 2016
As a Liverpool fan even I can say that rashford is a straight baller
— EL (@Rolling_In_Mane) September 6, 2016
As a Liverpool fan. I'm scared, as an England fan in delighted and excited. Marcus Rashford everyone?
— Josh (@KloppsGang) September 6, 2016
— Nate Lewis (@dramahud) September 6, 2016
Hurts to say this as a Liverpool fan but Rashford is a true talent, what a player at such a young age!
— Cozzie (@CosgroveJosh) September 6, 2016
Any Liverpool fans that admit that Rashford is a good talent has week mentality , Ojo is the only good young talent on this planet.
— EAM?NN ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@VintxgeOjo) September 6, 2016
I'm a Liverpool fan but Rashford is a baller
— . (@Simply_Mane) September 6, 2016
Rashford has featured in two matches for Manchester United under new manager Jose Mourinho after many feared he wouldn’t get a chance under the Portuguese boss.
The striker came off of the bench in the 71st minute and netted against Hull in his sole Premier League appearance in the new campaign, while he also made a substitute appearance against champions Leicester in the Community Shield.
Rashford has four years left on his current deal at Old Trafford and United fans will be hoping the youngster has a long career at their club.