Manchester United: This Striker Has Given Jose Mourinho A Major Derby Dilemma

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at KCOM Stadium, Hull, August 27. United striker Marcus Rashford made a strong claim for inclusion in Mourinho's side for the Manchester Derby. Matthew Lewis/Getty

Marcus Rashford's burgeoning career took another giant leap on Tuesday evening.

The teenage striker struck a hat-trick on his debut for England Under-21s against Norway in a 6-1 rout in Colchester in a European Championships qualifier.

In doing so, he may have provided his Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho with a selection dilemma ahead of the Manchester derby on Saturday at Old Trafford.

Rashford's youth and inexperience mean he has only featured for Mourinho from the substitutes' bench so far this season.

Even then, he has found time to make an impact, scoring the winning goal in injury time against Hull City at the end of August.

Mourinho of course has one undroppable striker in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as his captain Wayne Rooney to fit into the side.

But on the left-hand side of his attack, Frenchman Anthony Martial has looked out of form during the early weeks of the season.

Mourinho and United will probably look to use Rashford as a match-winner from the bench again. But such was the quality of his goals against Norway that he almost demands an inclusion against Manchester City from the start.

It is a conundrum for Mourinho, but a good one to have. In Rashford, he possesses perhaps the next great English striker.