Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford scored his 100th Manchester United goal in their 2-1 win over West Ham United. The win also paid a fitting tribute to a special 85th anniversary for the Old Trafford club.
Marcus Rashford Honoured United with 100th Goal
Across 4,163 consecutive games since 1937, Manchester United have had an unbroken run of having a player who came through their youth development programme either in their starting line-up or on the bench.
24-year-old Marcus Rashford powered home a firm header seven minutes from the break after Christian Eriksen had curled over a superb far-post cross, making Rashford the 22nd United player to reach 100 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo’s name is also on the list of United players who have hit that goal mark.
Rashford, whose goal came a day before his 25th birthday, could not be choosing a better time to find form given Gareth Southgate picks his England World Cup squad on 10 November. It was the first time he has scored in successive games since January.
The England head coach was in the stand watching him and with that performance, the coach might just add him to the World Cup list. He was with the team in their last Euro outing which they came second after losing to Italy in a penalty shoot-out.