Marcus Rashford has been named Manchester United’s player of the month for February helped, in no small part, by his brace against Arsenal.

Just 18, Rashford was handed his Premier League debut against Arsenal and promptly set about handing them their arses.

But we can’t give him all the credit for what was an impressive set of performances in United’s hour of need.

Without low-level opposition in the shape of FC Midtylland and Arsenal being defensive idiots, the United fanbase may well have had to pick someone else from a bunch of under-performing stars in their monthly competition.

Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford plays during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford in Manchester in north west England on March 2, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF /
Superstar or flash in the pan? (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Not only did his goals win them both games, but they served as a boost to the United players behind the scenes. Until Rashford appeared, United seemed unable to motivate themselves for even the most basic of tasks.

Just another club and player who owes Arsenal more than they realise, really.

You’re welcome.