Marcus Rashford has broken his scoring record for Manchester United after netting twice against Leicester City in the Premier League today.
Rashford’s best scoring season was in the 2019/20 campaign when he scored 22 goals in all competitions. He has netted 24 this season, adding seven assists in 36 games.
A whopping 17 of those 24 goals have come in 17 games since the end of the 2022 World Cup.
The Englishman pierced through Leicester City’s defence with a darting run, and Bruno Fernandes found him with a pass, leaving him 1v1 with Danny Ward. He finished emphatically past the goalkeeper.
With that strike, Rashford broke his record and extended his lead as the top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues in 2023.
He has scored 13 goals since the turn of the year and in seven consecutive games at Old Trafford.
Rashford added a second in the second half to double his tally before Jadon Sancho made sure of the win, finishing a sweeping move on the hour mark.
Rashford has netted 17 goals at Old Trafford across all competitions this season. It is the most by a player in a single season for United since Wayne Rooney in the 2011/12 campaign.
The attacker is one of the most in-form players in the world right now and is a testament to the brilliant job Erik ten Hag is doing at the club.
The former Ajax boss has the club bouncing again after torrid times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. They are third in the league and firmly in the title race.
Man United have reached the final of the Carabao Cup, where they will face Newcastle United. It is their first final appearance since 2017 under Jose Mourinho.
It is no surprise that Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) has asked any incoming owners to back Ten Hag in the transfer market.
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