UNILAD Football’s Wasteman To Worldie Of The Week

Liverpool v Manchester City - Capital One Cup - Final - Wembley StadiumNick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

As the Premier League shared its stage with the Capital One Cup final, it was another exciting weekend of football action.

Manchester City overcame Liverpool on penalties to claim the first trophy of the season, while Marcus Rashford almost single-handedly downed Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Spurs kept their title challenge on track and Aston Villa continued to slide closer to the Championship – although Joleon Lescott managed to keep his tweets to himself this week.

But who was the man who came out as the hero of the weekend? And who would have been better off hiding in the most underused room in English football – Liverpool’s trophy room?

Here’s who we picked as wasteman and worldie:

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Worldie: Marcus Rashford 

No one else came close to taking worldie status this weekend, as 18-year-old Marcus Rashford scored twice for Manchester United to down Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The teenager is taking a Chemistry A-Level today but less than 24 hours ago, he was starting his first ever Premier League game and completing a dream week by getting his third and fourth goals of the season.

He did it against Midtjylland, but to produce a similar performance against the title chasing Gunners was the perfect start to his senior career.

Let’s hope he aces the Chemistry exam, too.

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Wasteman: Arsene Wenger

We all know the jokes about Arsenal throwing everything away in February, but as long as the Gunners keep folding like a cheap deck chair every year, they’re going to carry on.

Arsenal should have easily swept aside Man United this weekend. A weakened team featuring a combination of teenagers and players out of position shouldn’t have been able to cope with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.

But once again, Wenger’s side failed to produce the goods when it mattered and now they find themselves five points behind Leicester City, just a week after closing the gap to two.

Wenger said after the game he couldn’t fault his side’s commitment and effort. That sums up why Arsenal won’t win the league anytime soon.