Marcus Rashford closing in on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Old Trafford goal record
Marcus Rashford will probably be bidding to shut in on Cristiano Ronaldo‘s goal record at Old Trafford from 2008 when Manchester United host Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Purple Devils bounced again from final weekend’s 7-0 loss at Liverpool in the Premier League by recording a 4-1 victory over Real Betis in the primary leg of their last-16 Europa League conflict on Thursday evening.
Erik ten Hag‘s facet will now be trying to return to profitable methods in England’s prime flight, and a hit over Southampton would strengthen their grip on a top-four spot in the desk.
Rashford has scored in every of his final seven house Premier League matches, registering towards West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Leicester City.
Solely two Man United gamers have managed to attain in extra consecutive appearances at Old Trafford in the Premier League, with Wayne Rooney second on the checklist with eight, which occurred between December 2009 and March 2010.
Ronaldo is on the prime of the checklist, in the meantime, with the Portugal worldwide discovering the again of the online in 10 straight Premier League outings at Old Trafford between March 2008 and November 2008.
Rashford has been in wonderful kind for the Purple Devils throughout the 2022-23 marketing campaign, scoring 26 objectives and registering 9 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
The ahead has 5 objectives and two assists in seven Europa League appearances this time period, with Man United bidding to achieve the quarter-finals of the competitors.
Rashford additionally has one goal and two assists in three FA Cup outings this time period, whereas he scored six instances and registered two assists in six outings in the EFL Cup, as Man United received the trophy final month.
The Englishman has scored 14 objectives and registered three assists in 25 Premier League appearances, in the meantime, to assist his facet sit third in the desk.
Man United are presently just one level forward of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, however they’ve two video games in hand over the North London outfit, whereas the 20-time English champions are seven away from fifth-placed Liverpool with a match spare over the Merseyside workforce.
Rashford solely has a contract with Man United till the summer season of 2024, however the membership are in talks along with his representatives over a brand new long-term deal.
Talking final month, Purple Devils boss Ten Hag stated that the membership had been prioritising a brand new deal for the ahead.
“In fact [Rashford’s new contract] is a precedence,” Ten Hag informed Sky Sports activities Information. “We’re working on that, simply sit and wait, however in the background we work arduous. In fact [we have to keep him].”
Rashford has now scored 119 objectives and registered 66 assists in 344 appearances for the Purple Devils since making his debut in 2015.