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Five Teenagers Who Scored For Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League

Marcus Rashford extended his incredible record of scoring on his competition debut as he found the net in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.


Here, we look at teenagers who scored in the Champions League for Manchester United.

1. Wayne Rooney (18 years, 11 months)

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Wayne Rooney became the 2nd English teenager for Manchester United to score in the Champions League when he scored a superb hat-trick against Fenerbahce in September 2004. The Red Devils won the game 6-2 and eased through the group stages.

2. David Beckham (19 years, 7 months)

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David Beckham became the first Manchester United teenager to score in the Champions League when he hit the target at 38th minute against Turkish side Galatasaray in December 1994. even after winning the game, the Red Devils crashed out of Champions League.

3. Phil Jones (19 years, 9 months)

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During the last group stage match against Basel in December 2011, Phil Jones' late header proved insufficient as the hosts held out in injury time. This meant that the Red Devils finished third and had to settle for a place in the Europa League. The only positive thing was for Phil Jones who scored his first his first Champions League goal.

4. Anthony Martial (19 years, 10 months)

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Anthony Martial became the fourth teenager to score for Manchester United since the competition was renamed to UEFA Champions League when he equalised with an superb header against CSKA Moscow in October 2015 in the group stages of Champions League.

5. Marcus Rashford (19 years, 11 months)

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With United cruising two goals to the good against the Swiss side, it took him just seven minutes to beat the Basel defense after coming on as a late replacement for Juan Mata in the 77th minute. His striker meant he became the fourth teenager to score in the Champions League.