Rashford on the brink of Old Trafford history
Marcus Rashford has the chance to make Manchester United history this Saturday evening, when the Reds host Reading in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup (20:00 GMT).
The prolific forward blitzed yet another brilliant goal on Wednesday, as Erik ten Hag's side romped to an away win in the Carabao Cup semi-final at Nottingham Forest's City Ground.
But it's Rashford's record at Old Trafford that has the stat men all aflutter ahead of our cup tie with the Royals. Why? Because if Marcus finds the net at any stage during tonight's game, he'll become the first man in United history to score in 10 consecutive fixtures at the Theatre of Dreams.
Our no.10 equalled Dennis Viollet's long-standing record of scoring in nine successive home matches when he crouched to send home the winner in the recent Manchester derby.
Legendary United goalscorer Viollet, who scored 179 goals in 293 games between 1952 and 1962, set his record in the opening few months of the 1959/60 season.
Teddy Sheringham did score for nine games in a row back in the 2000/01 season, but he missed a home fixture against Leeds United during that phase.
THE GOAL KINGS OF OLD TRAFFORD
NINE IN A ROW
Dennis Viollet (Aug-Dec 1959)
Marcus Rashford (Oct 2022-present)
EIGHT IN A ROW
Wayne Rooney (Jan-Mar 2010)
SEVEN IN A ROW
George Mutch (Sep-Dec 1934)
SIX IN A ROW
Jack Rowley (Apr-Sep 1951)
Tommy Taylor (Sep-Nov 1955)
Dennis Viollet (Apr-Sep 1956)
Denis Law (Aug-Oct 1966)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Mar-Aug 2003)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (May-Sep 2005)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Nov-Dec 2007)
Wayne Rooney (Mar-Apr 2012)