How Rashford joined United legends on Saturday

Saturday 11 January 2020 18:59

After playing against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday, Marcus Rashford became the fourth-youngest player in history to make 200 appearances for Manchester United.

The homegrown hero from Wythenshawe has been a mainstay since making his debut in February 2016, as a last-minute starter in a memorable Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland. 

Since then, our popular Academy graduate has scored 64 goals for United and won four trophies – which is mightily impressive for a 22-year-old!  

According to research, Rashford has taken his place alongside other luminaries of Reds history, all of whom made their debuts as teenagers.
Watch our exclusive interview with Marcus to mark his 200th United appearance.


1: Norman Whiteside: 21 years and four months
2: George Best: 21 years and seven months
3: Ryan Giggs: 21 years and nine months
4: Marcus Rashford: 22 years and two months
5: Sammy McIlroy: 22 years and five months
6: Brian Kidd: 22 years and seven months
7: Cristiano Ronaldo: 22 years and eight months
8: Wayne Rooney: 22 years and 11 months
9: Jimmy Nicholl: 23 years and four months 
10: Nobby Stiles: 23 years and five months


Speaking about the landmark, Rashford admits his four years in the first team have absolutely flown by. 

“It's gone very fast and I remember the first one like it was yesterday,” says Marcus. “But these are the moments when you want to grow.

“I remember when I first came into the team, you are not even thinking about when your 200th game is going to be. We have played a lot of football and it is just a credit to the club, to give somebody the opportunity to play that many times. 

“Hopefully I can keep doing my best and keep helping the team.”


The initial version of this article had incorrectly omitted club legend Norman Whiteside, who made his 200th United appearance against Leicester City on 6 September 1986 (not counting four matches in the Screen Sports Super Cup).

That means the Old Trafford favourite is the youngest player to register 200 competitive outings for the club, which is an incredible achievement. 

Apologies, Norman. We owe you one! 

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