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Marcus Rashford sets sights on Wayne Rooney record and even has backing of Manchester United legend

Marcus Rashford has set his sights on becoming the record goalscorer at Manchester United. Currently, Wayne Rooney holds the prestigious title, but the Red Devils legend is actually backing the 25-year-old Rashford to exceed his tally. Rashford had a hugely successful season in front of goal, scoring 30 goals across all competitions last term, with 17 of those coming in the English Premier League. This impressive tally has seen him surpass Andy Cole and take him to 11th in United’s all-time record scoring list with 123 goals. However, Rashford has his eyes set on breaking Rooney’s all-time United goal record of 253. He expressed his ambition in an interview with Gary Neville, stating that he is all about scoring goals and trying to make assists. Rashford also revealed that Rooney himself wants him to break the record, as he sees it as a great achievement for someone who has grown up at the club. Rashford’s dream doesn’t stop at breaking records, as he also aspires to lift the Premier League trophy with United. He mentioned how watching Neville’s team win the title multiple times made it seem natural, but he understands the hard work and dedication required to achieve that feat. Rashford believes it would be unbelievable for him to get his hands on the trophy with United and hopes they can make it happen. While United made some promising signings and have the potential to make a title push, Rashford acknowledges that he will have to wait a little longer to cement his legendary status at Old Trafford. In the meantime, fans can keep up-to-date with all the latest Manchester United fixtures, results, and live Premier League standings in the talkSPORT football match centre.
Manchester United prodigy, Marcus Rashford, has set his sights on Wayne Rooney’s all-time record of 253 goals for the club, with the backing of Wayne Rooney himself.

Rashford is just beginning to hit his stride as a player, and has already amassed an impressive 53 goals in all competitions for United since 2016. After scoring a brace against Aston Villa at the weekend, the 22-year-old now has 12 goals for the season, only 8 shy of equaling Rooney’s tally.

Rashford’s desire to surpass this milestone has been met with full support from the Manchester United legend. Rooney praised Rashford, saying “I’m always keen for young United players to do well and Marcus has done brilliant over his career so far. I hope he continues to do well and scores the quantity of goals that I scored and more.”

The England international is undoubtedly aiming to be the greatest goalscorer Manchester United has ever seen and his ambition and drive is sure to inspire other young players in England. With the backing of Rooney, the confident centre-forward looks to continue his climb further up the record books and become an even greater icon at Manchester United than he already is.

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