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Louis van Gaal on the win, compares Marcus Rashford's dream debut with Xavi's and Thomas Muller's


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was "pleased" after his side's 3-2 home win against Arsenal.

The Red Devils produced one of the most combative performances to battle past the Gunners and move closer to the Top Four.

And the Dutchman was again full of praise for young Marcus Rashford who scored his fourth goal for the club this week.

"The performance and the result [was pleasing]," van Gaal told BBC Sport.

"When you are playing against one of the best Premier League teams and can play with such ambition and performance.

"We played very high in the first half, that is risky against a team like Arsenal but we changed things in the second half and were very compact.

"[Marcus Rashford?] That is why we have a small selection because then you can give youngsters a chance. A big selection means they don't get a chance.

"The experience of mine is youngsters always play well the first match. The second match is different. Marcus played well in both matches so he is a special talent.

"I can imagine a lot of them [memorable debuts].

"Patrick Kluivert makes the winning goal [for Ajax] in the Super Cup in the Netherlands. Xavi, fantastic against I think Valladolid [for Barcelona] and also Thomas Muller a fantastic debut. He was playing in the second team [for Bayern Munich]."

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