Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was among the players to hail Marcus Rashford for his ruthless display against Arsenal.
Rashford netted a double in the 3-2 victory, making it four goals in two appearances.
Wayne Rooney has not been seen in a United shirt since the disappointing 2-1 loss at Sunderland, in which it was later revealed he picked up a knee injury which has kept him out of action since.
Well done lads, big win! Congratulations again to Marcus Rashford on another great performance— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 28, 2016
Rooney is close to becoming United's record goalscorer, and Rashford's goals in the Europa League brought back memories of his Champions League debut hat-trick against Fenerbahce back in 2004.
The England captain is evidently pleased at Rashford's success, but perhaps most striking is that United suddenly look a better and more fluid team - and Wayne Rooney is not involved.
The Sun claimed this week Rashford earns £500 a week, a drop in the ocean compared to the £300,000 Rooney earns.
When it comes to value for money there is no contest, with Rooney netting nine goals in 28 appearances this season, a figure Rashford has nearly halved after only two matches.
A number of Manchester United fans were quick to respond to Rooney's message, and remind him his place back in the team may not come automatically...
@WayneRooney did you see how good it feels having a good striker upfront?— 7ussam Alsaeed (@7uss) February 28, 2016
@WayneRooney sorry to Say!!! Rashford is showing what a waste of 300k a week you are, if it's money you after go play in Chinese league— Randy Bukkai (@BukkaiR) February 29, 2016
@WayneRooney can only imagine where United would be if lvg didn't persist with you for 6 months— Moe (@moejoe1983) February 29, 2016
Not all were negative, with other supporters more encouraging towards Rooney, willing him to come back and help the team kick on.