Manchester United’s England duo did the Three Lions proud in Bulgaria.
On a night where the home fans embarrassed their country with racist chanting, England dealt out a 6-0 thrashing.
United star Marcus Rashford scored the first goal of the game in just the seventh minute.
After the match, which was marred throughout by racist chanting, as reported by BBC Sport, United representatives Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire made their feelings clear on the scenes.
Maguire called for action to be taken by UEFA, something more than the petty fines handed out.
Rashford was equally strong in his stance and said he was proud of the team.
He also praised the England fans and the Bulgarian players, who were ashamed by their supporters.
What about the game itself?
It was hard to concentrate on England’s performance with the game set in such a toxic backdrop.
Marcus Rashford’s opening goal was pretty special though, cutting in from the wing he smashed the ball over the ‘keeper and into the far corner.
It was the sort of aggression he needs to show for United, and was another example of why he may be better out on the left, than up front as a striker.
Maguire had an easy night in defence, and the clean sheet will lift his confidence.
Both players will head back to United feeling determined and with a little spring in their step ahead of the Liverpool fixture on Sunday.
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