Marcus Rashford is making a career out of good first impressions.
His first goal added to his perfect record on first occasions, and it was a fine effort in its own right.
Rashford ran on to a defence-splitting pass before opening the scoring with a confident finish.
The 18-year-old is on a roll in his first year as a professional. He has now scored on his Europa League and Premier League debuts with Manchester United, in his first senior appearance for the Three Lions, and now for the Under-21s.
He potted a second goal 21 minutes after the interval to the delight of Sam Allardyce, who was in attendance in Colchester to watch the European qualifier, and capped a virtuoso performance with a rocket of a penalty towards the end of the match.
|Feb. 25||Manchester United||Midtjylland||Europa League||2||5-1 win|
|Feb. 28||Manchester United||Arsenal||Premier League||2||3-2 win|
|May 27||England||Australia||Friendly||1||2-1 win|
|Sept. 6||England U21||Norway U21||UEFA U21 qualifying||2||6-1 win|
Your move, Big Sam.