Marcus Rashford wants to break Wayne Rooney record at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford is aiming for the skies following a career-best season with Manchester United last term, with the 25-year-old breaking the 30-goal barrier for the first time.

Rashford became the first United player to score 30 goals or more since Robin van Persie did so 11 years ago and he has now set his sights on another record.

The Wythenshawe-born forward’s first 18 months as a first-team star were Wayne Rooney’s final 18 months at the club – the legendary striker currently holds the all-time goalscoring record for the Reds, having found the net 253 times.

Speaking in a recent interview with former Reds skipper Gary Neville, Rashford has now admitted that he has set his sights on breaking Rooney’s record.

“I’ve still got years left and hopefully I can play until I’m 36, 37,” Rashford told The Overlap, via FourFourTwo.

“Hopefully I will [break Wayne Rooney’s all-time United goal record]. You never know what’s going to happen, but I’m all about scoring goals and trying to make assists. There’s a chance that it can happen.

“I’ve 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.”

Rashford currently stands at a respectable 123 goals and if he keeps his current rate going, he will back himself to usurp Rooney in the rankings before his career is over. The England star recently signed a new long-term contract at the club, committing his future to the Reds.

Rashford has scored 20 or more goals in three of the last four seasons and Ten Hag will hope to continue to develop the winger into one of Europe’s most feared forwards.

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