Marcus Rashford targets Wayne Rooney’s Man Utd record

Marcus Rashford targets Wayne Rooney's Man Utd record

Wayne Rooney encourages Marcus Rashford to break his goal-scoring record

England international Marcus Rashford has opened up on how former Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney has been pushing him to break his Manchester United goalscoring record.

With 253 goals to his credit, Wayne Rooney tops the list of goal-scorers at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford who looks like a new man after the arrival of Dutch manager Erik ten Hag seem to be in a good position to break Rooney’s record.

After scoring 30 goals last season, Rashford moved to 123 Man Utd goals and looks set to score more with Erik Ten Hag seemingly unlocking Rashford’s full potential.

Marcus Rashford went on to disclose that the man whose record he wants to take has been encouraging him to give his all.

Speaking to Gary Neville on the Overlap, in partnership with Sky Bet, he was asked whether he can surpass Rooney’s record and he said: “Hopefully I will.

“You never know what’s going to happen, but I’m all about scoring goals and trying to make assists. There’s definitely a chance that it can happen.

“I’ve actually spoken to Wazza about it – he wants me to do it.

“He said it would be good for me to do it as I’ve grown up at the club. Hopefully I get the opportunity to try and make it happen.”

After such a prolific season last term, Rashford believes he could hit 40 goals if he can stay fit in the forthcoming season.

“Before last season, I always said let’s get to 20 – for a winger a good benchmark,” he added. “But this season, I’ve hit 30 so we have to try and push it now and go above and beyond.

“Towards the end of the season, I was struggling with a few injuries, and I probably wasn’t quite at it – that’s when the goals started to dry up a little bit.

“If I can keep that side of it under taps, I feel like I can go on and get 35 or 40.”

Rashford went on to say these “I learned from pre-season, a couple of the lads were late and it was important to implement his rules there and then,” said Marcus Rashford, who also “100 per cent” agreed with Ten Hag’s decision.

“I wasn’t even that late – I don’t think he was being harsh, late is late – but it was probably about 45 seconds, a minute late.

“I already knew what was going to happen because of the rules he implemented in pre-season.

“I am not going to sit and argue about it, because we’ve got a game to win. There is a time and place to speak to him, but if we win the game nobody really cares.”

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