While most youngsters up and down the country were handing out flowers and chocolates for Mother’s Day on Sunday, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford had other ideas.
The 20-year-old had starred against Liverpool a day earlier, and decided to give a gift like no other.
Rashford took to Instagram to show off the Man of the Match award from English football’s biggest fixture, before handing it over to his mother as a gesture of affection.
Sharing an image of himself and his mother, Melanie, holding the Premier League award, Rashford wrote: “Thank you for all you do.
Happy Mother’s Day Mum, perfect present!” In the heated clash at Old Trafford, Rashford had hit the back of the net twice within the opening 25minutes.
Rashford hadn’t scored for United prior to the game since December, but was trusted by manager Jose Mourinho to form part of a front-three trident with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
It was a dominant first period by the hosts, with Liverpool unable to claw their way back into the tie, despite an Eric Bailly own-goal on 66minutes.
The victory now sees United five points clear of Liverpool in second place, and 13 points behind pacesetters Manchester City – who have played a game fewer.
United return to action on Tuesday evening, for their decisive second leg Champions League clash against La Liga side Sevilla.
A place in the quarter-finals of the competition awaits the victors, with the two sides tied on a 0-0 stalemate following the first leg in Spain.