Rooney has backed Rashford to break his Manchester United goalscoring record as the player revived at the hands of Erik ten Hag.
Rashford has scored 27 goals in 44 appearances this season. He became the first Man United player since Wayne Rooney to score in seven consecutive Premier League games following a brace against Leicester at Old Trafford.
Rashford has only 120 goals for Man United in his career. He still has a long way to go to surpass Wayne Rooney’s record of 253 goals for Man United. But Rooney believes Rashford has the quality to create a new record at MU.
“I think we all know about Rashford, even before he made it to the first team from the academy. Rashford is a top player and he’s dropped a bit in the last 18 months. But Ten Hag came and simplified things for him.
I’m not a player trying to live and die clinging to records and hoping no one will break them. I hope Rashford does, also because he’s a son of Manchester coming up from the academy. I think it’s a great story. It also means that he is successful with the club and is here for the long term. I hope he can. I think he has the ability to break records. I’m sure in the next few years I can pass that on to him.”
Rashford has just suffered an injury in this team gathering. But the English player is recovering well and can play against Newcastle this weekend.