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Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford is second-youngest player to reach the Premier League milestone of playing 100 matches at 21.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford on February 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The England forward played his 100th league game for the Red Devils on Sunday, reaching the landmark almost as quickly as Ryan Giggs after firing Manchester united to victory against Leicester city.

The England international played his 100th league game for the Red Devils just 95 days past his 21st birthday. Only Ryan Giggs achieved the feat at a younger age, playing his 100th Premier League game at 21 years and 74 days old en route to becoming United’s top appearance maker in the competition, with 632 appearances in the Premier League as well as 40 more in the old First Division.

Rashford has enjoyed a  regular appearance in the United starting XI since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club in December and scored his sixth goal in eight league appearances since the former striker replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout.

The forward’s performances have earned rave reviews from his new boss, with Solskjaer claiming that Rashford is now one of the team’s most important players.

“I’m delighted for him because he’s coming on and he’ll be a top, top player,” Solskjaer told reporters at the end of December. “The way he’s gone about this job, playing up top, the work rate he puts in, he’s got everything.”

Marcus Rashford became the second-youngest Manchester United player to reach 100 Premier League appearances, celebrating with the opening goal against Leicester.

The England international played his 100th league game for the Red Devils just 95 days past his 21st birthday. Only Ryan Giggs achieved the feat at a younger age, playing his 100th Premier League game at 21 years and 74 days old en route to becoming United’s top appearance maker in the competition, with 632 appearances in the Premier League as well as 40 more in the old First Division.

By Kayode Oniwinde

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