BECKHAM ACKNOWLEDGES RASHFORD ON GOAL RECORD
Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham has acknowledged Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford after he equalled his goal record for the Red Devils at the weekend.
David Beckham scored 85 goals for Manchester United in 394 appearances during his 11-year stay at the club. During his time at Manchester United, David Beckham won several trophies including the treble at the end of the 1998/99 season. The Englishman was 28 when he left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid.
Marcus Rashford has been able to equal the goal record of David Beckham in 141 games less than the games it took for the ex-England national team skipper to reach that mark. Marcus Rashford has now scored 85 goals in 243 appearances for his beloved team.
Marcus Rashford hit goal number 85 in the colours of Manchester United with the opening goal from the Newcastle United game in the Premier League on Sunday night. He was responsible for the opener as he set the Red Devils on the way to a 3-1 win over the Magpies. After Marcus Rashford had given Manchester United on the half hour mark, the visitors hit back six minutes later through exciting French winger Allan Saint-Maximin. Manchester United went on to score two second half goals to win the game and secure the three points at stake. Welsh international Daniel James scored the second goal shortly before the hour mark paving the way for Bruno Fernandes to wrap up the win on 75 minutes after Marcus Rashford was brought down by Arsenal loanee Joe Willock. Joe Willockis on loan at Newcastle United from Arsenal for the rest of the season having joined at the start of this month.
Manchester United shared the goalscoring exploits of Marcus Rashford on their Instagram account to show how he has matched the record of David Beckham and with the caption ‘Rubbing shoulders with the greats’. David Beckham commented on the post as he acknowledged the quality shown by Marcus Rashford. According to him, it won't take long for Marcus Rashford to move past him on the goalscoring list of past and present Manchester United players.