Marcus Rashford came off the bench for the final half hour on Tuesday night and scored twice to take his goal tally of the season to 15. He is now just seven goals short of matching his record for a season, with us halfway through the campaign and still in four competitions.
The goals against Charlton mean that Rashford has scored in eight consecutive games at Old Trafford, equalling the record set by Wayne Rooney.
Class @MarcusRashford. Let’s keep it going….👏👏👏— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 10, 2023
Speaking to the club’s official site, Rashford has explained why it meant so much to him to match this record.
Obviously it’s a massive moment for me, but for me to match something that he’s done is incredible. I think he had an incredible career for United. He was one of my heroes growing up and someone that I always used to enjoy watching, probably not just because he’s a top player but just his personality on the pitch. He wants to leave everything out there and it’s just the small things that make up his qualities that he showed for many years. They were the things that appealed to me when I was younger and watching him, so it’s always great to be along the same lines as those types of players, because it means you’re doing something right.
Having just been named player of the month by United fans, Rashford spoke about his happiness over winning the award and his hopes for the remainder of the season.
Every award is a nice award but, like I said, it’s definitely a nice feeling to be recognised by your own fans. So, yeah, I appreciate everyone who has voted and I hope we can continue to play good football.
It’s been good, I’ve been scoring goals and, ultimately, we’ve been winning games, so it’s been an enjoyable moment. At the same time, it’s been a bit difficult with everyone coming back in different frames of mind from the World Cup but it’s good to be back and to put the performances and the results together, like we’ve done so far.
I just feel that, as long as we keep creating good opportunities, then we’re going to score goals. I think with the forward line, there’s a lot of talent in it. It obviously has goalscoring ability so it’s not just going to be me who’s scoring goals. I think the forwards, in general, will score goals because we’ve got very good passers of the ball in the team. As long as we make good runs consistently, there shouldn’t be a game where we don’t get a chance. I think, as a forward line, we’re happy with the way we’re playing at the minute, but there’s always room for improvement and you never get tired of scoring goals. A lot of us are still hungry to do that. Like I said, with the players we’ve got in the midfield and the backline playing forward passes, I’m sure we’ll continue to do that.