What club record could Rashford set this season?
Marcus Rashford could set a new Manchester United scoring record and overtake a long-held achievement from Sir Bobby Charlton in the process.
The 23-year-old put in an impressive display as the Reds beat Real Sociedad 4-0 on Thursday, in the first leg of our Europa League last-32 tie, with the United no.10 grabbing our third goal of the night.
That means Marcus has netted seven goals in European competitions this season, following the six he registered in the Champions League group stages earlier this campaign.
Excluding qualifiers, the only Englishman who can better that record for United in a single season is Sir Bobby, who scored eight for the Reds in the 1964/65 Fairs Cup. That means a goal in the second leg next week for Marcus would see him share that record with the Reds legend.
7 - Marcus Rashford has scored seven goals in European competition this season for Manchester United - excluding qualifiers, this is the most by an Englishman in a season for the Red Devils since Bobby Charlton scored eight in the 1964-65 Fairs Cup. Devil. pic.twitter.com/I3ZiWa7Gyx— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 18, 2021
It’s not just United greats who Marcus is currently rubbing shoulders with. His seven European goals this term has been bettered by just one player, Erling Haaland, who has found the back of the net eight times in the Champions League so far in 2020/21.
Marcus’s seven puts him level with Benfica’s Pizzi and is one more than the likes of Neymar and Alvaro Morata have scored this season.
In all competitions, Marcus has bagged 17 this season, meaning he’s on course to register his highest tally for a single campaign, which currently stands at 22 from 2019/20.
The forward has also provided 10 assists from his 38 games in all competitions and only Bruno Fernandes can better those stats in United's ranks.