Marcus Rashford.

How Rashford reached 75 goals for United

Saturday 28 November 2020 08:00

It all started with a devastating debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League but Marcus Rashford has quickly racked up 75 goals for Manchester United at senior level.

It has only taken the homegrown talent 228 games to reach the figure and he is well on the way to a century after netting a penalty against Istanbul Basaksehir to make it five in the Champions League alone this term.

The England international is two clear of team-mate Anthony Martial in 28th position overall for the club, with Frank Stapleton next in his sights as the former Republic of Ireland centre-forward finished on 78 goals for the Reds. Wayne Rooney tops the all-time list, of course, with 253 strikes.

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Watch all of Marcus's 75 goals for United's first team.

If we break Rashford's goals down, they were scored in 64 different matches (33 at home and 31 away), yielding 53 victories and 28 have been matchwinners. Nine came from the penalties, like on Tuesday night, and, each time he has netted from the spot, we have gone on to win the game. 

Intriguingly, Marcus's four free-kicks have been spread across four seasons and all were away from home. In 2016/17, he got the winner at Celta Vigo in the Europa League, the Benfica effort came a campaign later, the set-piece in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game in charge, at Cardiff City, was in 2018/19 and, last term, he scored arguably his best-ever goal with the Carabao Cup fourth-round stunner at Chelsea.

Including those free-kicks, 62 of the goals have come from Marcus's trusty right boot. Nine were netted with his left and he has contributed five headers, including one on his Premier League bow against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Seven were scored in the opening 15 minutes of matches - the same amount he has bagged in injury time, the first of which was a late winner at Hull City in 2016.

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The 23-year-old will be hoping to add to his tally in Sunday's Premier League game at Southampton (14:00 GMT kick-off).

He also has 11 goals in 39 England appearances to his name as the future looks extremely bright for our brilliant Academy graduate.

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