Juan Mata says he is proud to see Manchester United youngsters such as Marcus Rashford shine on the big stage. The 18-year-old Rashford scored twice on his debut last week against Midtjylland in the Europa League and again made the headlines at the weekend with a double in a 3-2 victory over Arsenal.It was a result that reignited Uniteds hopes in the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League with manager Louis van Gaal describing Rashfords contributions unbelievable. With defender Tim Fosu-Mensah, 18, and midfielder James Weir, 20, making their debuts at Old Trafford on Super Sunday, Mata told the clubs website: Marcus is on fire! Im sure its a week hell never forget.I feel so proud - I cant tell you how proud I am of all of them. Its not easy for young lads to come here and play well, but the quality theyre showing is great. Marcus Rashfords fairytale continued as he scored twice on his Premier League debut Obviously, everyone is talking about Marcus and were all delighted for him, but the others who came in to play in defence and midfield were also great. I think [Sunday] is a day to be proud of the club and its Academy - weve shown the level that we have.Having progressed in the Europa League and the FA Cup,as well as closing the gap to fourth-placed Manchester City to three points with 11 games left, some of the pressure will have been lifted off Van Gaal. The Premier League campaign gathers pace this week. United host Watford on Wednesday before heading to West Brom on Sunday, a match being shown live on Sky Sports 1.Mata, instrumental in the middle in helping to stem the Gunners creativity, added: We knew this was a massive week for us. Rashford delighted Young striker thrilled with double against Arsenal We had to go through in the FA Cup and then the Europa League, and we also had to [beat Arsenal] if we still wanted to be in [the race for] the top positions in the Premier League.Its a massive win for us and I think its been a great week - we played great football and won against a big rival.We are absolutely delighted. It was a very big game, both for us and Arsenal, and I think we showed great passion. Louis van Gaal says Marcus Rashfords feats are unbelievable Also See: Rashford double downs Arsenal As it happened Man Utd fixtures Get a ￡10 free bet! David Peralta Jersey . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. Luis Gonzalez Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. http://www.diamondbacksteamshop.com/ . 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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Alabama couldnt shake Texas A&M in a battle of unbeaten, Top 10 teams, it was Jonathan Allens scoop-and-score defensive touchdown that effectively brushed aside the latest would-be challenger.What else?A star defensive end, Allen returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in the final seconds of the third quarter to help Alabama beat the sixth-ranked Aggies 33-14 Saturday and continue a non-offensive scoring streak thats as impressive as those 20 consecutive wins.The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerhouse leagues last unbeaten team, getting yet another in a long string of defensive scores. Allen scooped up the ball after Ryan Anderson knocked it loose from Keith Ford to finally build a cushion over the Aggies (6-1, 4-1), who led 14-13 well into the third.You know you dont think about it, Allen said. Its all reaction. We just train ourselves to pick up all loose balls in practices and its good to see it happening in the game.Its happening again and again.The score was 20-14 when Allen extended Alabamas streak to 10 games with a score on defense or special teams, pushing the seasons total to 12. Allen now has scored twice on fumble returns.I think that was the real turning point in the game, because it changed the momentum of the game, Tide coach Nick Saban said. Those plays are always huge in games, but that one was especially huge.The Tide, however, sustained a big loss when safety Eddie Jackson was injured in the fourth quarter and didnt come back after a punt return. Saban said Jackson, a senior and team leader, is out for the season with a broken leg.Alabamas freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts then galloped 37 yards for another score, stepping out of a defenders grasp and making a nifty move to get past another. The Tide was rolling again, a powerful encore to easy wins over ranked Tennessee and Arkansas teams.The Aggies seemed poised to put up the biggest fight, with a defense that kept the pressure on Hurts and a handful of big runs by quarterback Trevor Knight. Then Allen and Anderson changed that in an instant.ddddddddddddCostly penalties hurt the Aggies, too, including a roughing the passer penalty to keep Alabamas go-ahead touchdown drive going earlier in the third.You really have five minutes in the game that determined what happened, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. We extended the drive with the roughing the passer, then we extended the drive again, I think it was an offsides. So you back that up with a fumble returned for a touchdown in a game like this, against a team like that, that cant happen.Alabama racked up five sacks of Knight, who had engineered Oklahomas Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama as a redshirt freshman with a 348-yard, four-touchdown performance. He passed for 164 and ran for 24 in the semi-rematch.Hurts passed for 166 yards and rushed for 93 more, throwing for a pair of touchdowns while getting intercepted twice. Damien Harris rushed 17 times for 126 yards.THE TAKEAWAYTexas A&M: The Aggies led deeper into the game than any other `Bama opponent, the 6:33 mark of the third quarter. Knight made some plays with his running but was also given little time to hit receivers downfield by Allen & Co. Knight threw a pick on the first play after the defense intercepted Hurts in Alabama territory. The SECs top running team was held to 114 yards.Alabama: Dominated the stat sheet (303 yards to 150) in the first half but settled for two short field goals and Adam Griffith missed a third. It was enough to keep it in doubt. The defense gave up back-to-back long TD drives late in the second quarter and to open the third, but delivered big plays when it had to.POLL IMPLICATIONSAlabama was already a near-unanimous No. 1 , but this could cause the lone holdout voter to reconsider. Texas A&M shouldnt veer too far out of the Top 10 despite the lopsided final score.UP NEXTAlabama has an open date before visiting No. 25 LSU.Texas A&M gets a break from SEC games against New Mexico State. ' ' '