Marcus Rashford matches Waney Rooney’s record after scoring match winning goal at Brentford

Marcus Rashford is a man on a mission right now for Manchester United. He equaled one of Wayne Rooney’s records with his tenth match-winning strike against Brentford.

The Red Devils took revenge for their early season defeat by the Bees, with Rashford scoring the game-winning goal at Old Trafford. It put the Red Devils back on course after their Saturday defeat at Newcastle, which saw them drop out of the top four.

Rashford proved United’s positive spark in the closing third, scoring the game’s only goal just before the half-hour mark. This season, the 25-year-old has continued to produce huge moments, netting against Liverpool, Arsenal, West Ham, Wolves, and Manchester City.

He’s taken on the role in the same manner that Wayne Rooney did during his best years at Old Trafford. In 2009/10, the former Everton man was asked to step up after Cristiano Ronaldo departed. He more than delivered with his finest goalscoring season to date, including several goals that earned his side three points.

Rooney scored crucial goals against Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal, but United was beaten to the league title that year by Chelsea. Rashford has now matched Rooney’s achievement. He has several weeks to surpass it as Erik Ten Hag’s men seek to cement their top-four position.

A poor run of results has pushed them back into the group, where Newcastle and Tottenham are also vying for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Rashford was delighted with the three points, which brought an end to Brentford’s long undefeated run.

What did Marcus Rashford say after the game?

He spoke after the game, “I think it is just important to win the next game, I think we played some good football today and created some decent chances against a team that are quite difficult to break down.”

“As they have shown, I think that’s their first loss in 15/16 games, they are a difficult team to break down and I think, in the first half, we were creating some decent chances, but nothing quite solid. Obviously, then when you get the goal, it starts to open up a bit more and we had some better chances in the second half.”

Marcus Rashford scored his 28th goal of the season against Brentford

The forward’s heroics come despite ongoing speculation about his future. Rashford and the club are attempting to reach an agreement on a new deal before the summer. United are eager to add a natural striker to their forward ranks to complement their academy hero. Rashford has yet to decide on his best position.

He said, “Whether I am playing on the left, right, or down the middle, the end goal remains the same to try to get goals and assists to help the team. A different position but not a different mindset.”

Rashford and United’s next game is at home against Everton on Saturday. They will then travel to Sevilla for the Europa League.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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