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Man United pair Rashford & Garnacho set benchmarks in Manchester derby win over City

A head-turning pair of statistics surrounding the efforts of Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho have come to the fore late on Saturday evening.

This, of course, comes after the attacking duo played a central role in the Red Devils’ latest crucial victory.

En route to a 2-1 downing of rivals Man City in the Manchester Derby, hitman Rashford kept alive his stellar individual recent stretch of form, in bagging the all-important winner inside the closing ten minutes at Old Trafford.

And it was prodigious youngster Garnacho – quickly establishing himself as something of a cult hero at United – who laid on Rashford’s strike, swiveling inside the City penalty area, before delivering a pinpoint delivery across the face of goal:

In the process of teeing up his side’s winner, Garnacho, it has since been revealed, also secured for himself a special piece of history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, the Argentine is now the youngest player to ever assist a Premier League goal in a Manchester Derby:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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