Marcus Rashford

How Rashford's scoring run compares

Wednesday 04 January 2023 12:10

Marcus Rashford’s scintillating recent form continued on Tuesday evening, as he scored Manchester United’s third and final goal in the victory over Bournemouth.

Our no.10 tapped into an empty net, following two superb passes from Luke Shaw and then Bruno Fernandes, to move on to 12 strikes for the campaign – more than twice as many as any other individual Red.

Rashford has particularly enjoyed playing at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag, with the Bournemouth game marking his sixth successive M16 outing, across all competitions, in which he has made it on to the scoresheet.

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Rashford loves an Old Trafford goal

Marcus Rashford has now scored in six home games in a row, going back to October…

Marcus, who also scored United’s winner at Wolves on Saturday, has registered against Burnley and Nottingham Forest in home games since the World Cup.

Before the five-week break for that tournament, he had been enjoying his football at the Theatre of Dreams, with Sheriff Tiraspol, West Ham United and Aston Villa all on the receiving end.

And Rashford’s six-game home scoring run is the best any United player has achieved in over 10 years, since Wayne Rooney also netted in half-a-dozen games on the bounce, between March and April 2012.

Rooney, our all-time leading scorer, beat the goalkeeper on nine occasions across six games against Athletic Club, West Brom, Fulham, QPR, Aston Villa and Everton but could not match his own 21st-century high watermark of eight games, which he achieved between January and March 2010.

Wayne was imperious that season, going on to win the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award, and he reached his zenith during a winter spell in which he scored an incredible 14 home goals in two months, including a four-goal haul to defeat Hull City.

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Ruud van Nistelrooy, who managed it in both 2003 and 2005, and Cristiano Ronaldo, in 2007, have also had runs of six successive scoring home games in recent decades and Rashford could beat their achievements with a goal in the Emirates FA Cup tie versus Everton on Friday evening.

Our research suggests that Dennis Viollet, one of our legendary Busby Babes, holds the club record of most consecutive home scoring games. The striker achieved a sequence of nine Old Trafford fixtures between August and December 1959.

Rashford could match Viollet's exploits this month, given that M16 meetings with Charlton Athletic and Manchester City swiftly follow the Everton game.