The numbers behind Rashford's 50 United goals

Monday 28 October 2019 12:15

Marcus Rashford’s strike against Norwich City on Sunday was the 21-year-old's 50th goal for Manchester United.

The Academy graduate reached the landmark in his 183rd game for the Reds, and he is the 54th different United player to rack up a half-century.

He joins Anthony Martial in the list of our current players who have scored 50 or more goals. Here’s an in-depth look at the numbers behind Rashford’s record...

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Rashford famously scored on his European, Premier League, Manchester derby and Champions League debuts for United, so it’s fair to say that there are plenty of efforts for fans to recall.

His goal against City, back in March 2016, when he skipped beyond Martin Demichelis and stroked the ball past Joe Hart, would make it into anyone’s top five, as would both efforts from his brace against Liverpool at Old Trafford last year.

In terms of sheer importance, Europa League strikes against Anderlecht and Celta Vigo would have to be right up there, while who can forget the nerveless injury-time penalty at the Parc des Princes in Paris to see us complete one of the most remarkable European comebacks of all time?

Finally, his winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in January 2019 was a perfect encapsulation of Rashford’s strengths – scintillating pace, a velvet touch and a nerveless finish to give United an important Premier League victory away from home.


The Wythenshawe-born forward burst on to the scene in February 2016 by netting a brace on his club debut, against Midtjylland in the Europa League, before repeating the feat in a 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford three days later.

He managed 11 in all competitions the following season as United claimed three pieces of silverware, before hitting 13 in 2017/18, a mark he reached once again last season. With five in 13 during the current campaign, Rashford is well on his way to recording his best goalscoring season in a red shirt.

2015/16: 18 appearances, 8 goals
2016/17: 53 appearances, 11 goals
2017/18: 52 appearances, 13 goals
2018/19: 47 appearances, 13 goals
2019/20: 13 appearances, 5 goals


Unsurprisingly, most of Rashford’s goals have come in the league, but he has also netted nine times in European competitions – more than any other United player since his debut. The 21-year-old has also scored in both domestic cup competitions.

Premier League: 32 goals
FA Cup: 6 goals
League Cup: 3 goals
Champions League: 5 goals
Europa League: 4 goals

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The vast majority of Rashford’s goals have come with his preferred right foot, although he has managed a few with his left and also his head. Three of his 50 strikes have come from the penalty spot, with a further three going in via a direct free-kick – those came against Celta Vigo, Benfica and Cardiff City.

Right foot: 42 (including three penalties and three free-kicks)
Left foot: 4
Header: 4

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Rashford has scored against 33 different opponents for United. He has netted against 14 of the other 19 Premier League teams, as well as eight European clubs from seven separate countries. Marcus’s favourite opposition is Leicester City, against whom he has registered four goals in nine games and he also has a liking for making his mark against fellow ‘Big Six’ clubs – he has scored 11 times in 30 starts against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham.

Leicester City: 4
Bournemouth: 3
Chelsea: 3
Liverpool: 3
Watford: 3

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Eighty-eight of Rashford’s 183 appearances for the club have come at Old Trafford, and he has found the net 28 times in front of the home faithful. That means 22 of his United goals have come away from home, all at different grounds. His record by country, including his strikes in Manchester, is below:

England: 45
Spain: 2
France: 1
Portugal: 1
Wales: 1

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