Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has admitted that scoring early in the 2016/17 season has helped him gain momentum to emulate last campaign's form. The 18-year-old was handed a first team debut by former Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal earlier in February.

He scored on his debut and finished the previous season with eight goals and two assists from 18 appearances in all competitions. The forward's form also saw him break into the England squad for the Euros 2016.

Van Gaal was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho, under whom, Rashford has continued to impress as he scored a stoppage time winner to help United seal a 1-0 win over Hull City on 27 August.

"A lot of things happened last season and it is now behind me. It was last season. I have to try and recreate those moments this year and to get the goal early in the season was quite important for me to get back on a roll. I am just looking to build momentum now," Rashford told United's official website.

So far, he has already scored four goals in all competitions for the Red Devils. The player has explained the importance of the goal against the Tigers and expressed his feelings after helping United seal three points at KCOM Stadium.

"It was a different moment for me and I don't think I've scored one so late in the game before. It was an amazing feeling to be with the travelling fans as well, a brilliant feeling. It was instinct to go into the crowd in moments like that. You don't think about it, you just do it," he said.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford scored his first goal of the campaign against Hull City Getty

"I feel like that was the most important goal for me, to get the winner in the last minute away from home. I like the feeling that it gave me and I want more. But on an emotional side the debut goal against Midtjylland is still at the top of the list for me," he added.