Rashford matches another Rooney record at Man Utd as Old Trafford goal streak continues
- England forward in fine form
- Up to 20 goals for the season
- Many of those have come on home soil
WHAT HAPPENED? The England international forward matched, before going on to be better the achievements of the Red Devils' all-time leading scorer earlier this season when netting in nine consecutive matches on home soil. Rashford has been enjoying another purple patch in Premier League competition, with the 25-year-old finding the target during his last six top-flight outings in Manchester – becoming the first man to achieve that feat since Rooney back in April 2012.
6 - Marcus Rashford is the first Manchester United player to score in six consecutive appearances at Old Trafford in the Premier League since Wayne Rooney in April 2012. Guarantee. pic.twitter.com/VRcX7a1CsW— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 8, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy only ever managed to score in six successive home games across all competitions during their respective spells at Old Trafford, meaning that Rashford – who has 20 goals to his name this season – has been able to eclipse the efforts of a few club legends.
WHAT NEXT? Rashford’s latest strike came in a 2-2 draw with Leeds, as the Red Devils battled their way back from two goals down to claim a share of the spoils and cement their third-place standing in the Premier League table.