Rashford overtakes Solskjaer in all-time list

Monday 15 January 2024 15:23

Marcus Rashford overtook a bona fide Manchester United legend in the club’s all-time goalscoring charts after netting against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Rashford performed a rapid one-two with Rasmus Hojlund then caressed the ball into the far corner to put the Reds 2-1 up at Old Trafford, with 40 minutes on the clock.

Erik ten Hag’s side could not hold on to the lead, as Rodrigo Bentancur’s second-half strike ensured the spoils were shared, but it was good to see Rashford back on the scoresheet in M16.

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Marcus’s 127th goal for the club places him joint-16th in the list, level with 1980s and 1990s striking hero Brian McClair.

But Rashford is now one goal and one place above Treble winner and former manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who found the net 126 times in 366 appearances between 1996 and 2007.

Ole, of course, coached Marcus for three years and Rashford played (135 games) and scored (56 goals) more under the Norwegian than any other manager to date.

Rashford is currently on 385 total appearances for United and only 36 Reds have managed more, with Phil Neville (386), Nicky Butt (387), John O’Shea (393) and David Beckham (394) among the homegrown players in his sights as he approaches 400.

Only seven Academy graduates are on more goals for us than Rashford, who entered our youth system at the age of seven.

Sir Bobby Charlton (249), Dennis Viollet, George Best (both 179), Ryan Giggs (168), Mark Hughes (163) and Paul Scholes (155) all rank in the club’s top 10, while Stan Pearson scored 148 times in 343 games either side of the Second World War.

Erik’s hopes for Rashford and Hojlund


The boss feels an effective partnership between Marcus and Rasmus can transform the whole team.

Tottenham are among Rashford’s favourite teams to score against and he’s now put six past the capital club in 16 appearances.

Only Leicester City, with eight goals in 16 games, have conceded more times to Marcus.

The next target on United's scoring list for our no.10 is Tommy Taylor, the prolific Yorkshireman who hit 131 goals in 191 games before tragically losing his life at Munich.