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Marcus Rashford targeting 40 goals this season and says Wayne Rooney wants him to beat all-time Manchester United record

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Aug 3, 2023
Marcus Rashford targeting 40 goals this season and says Wayne Rooney wants him to beat all-time Manchester United record

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Marcus Rashford wants 40 goals this season and has revealed Wayne Rooney wants him to beat his all-time Manchester United record.

The England international had his best campaign for United last season which saw him score 30 times in all competitions.

Rashford was in tremendous form last season with 30 goals

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Rashford was in tremendous form last season with 30 goals

That included a mesmeric run of form where he scored in nine consecutive games at Old Trafford, matching a 64-year record and beating Rooney’s record of six.

But Rashford has one eye on breaking the biggest record of them all at Old Trafford by becoming their record scorer.

That currently belongs to Rooney, who tops the list at 253, though the DC United boss has urged Rashford to go on and beat that.

Speaking to Gary Neville on Sky Bet’s The Overlap, the 25-year-old was asked if he thought he could beat Rooney’s record.

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“Hopefully I will,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen.

“But I’m all about scoring goals and trying to make assists. There’s definitely a chance that it can happen.

“I’ve actually 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.

Rashford has Rooney's record in his sights but has a long way to go with 123 goals for the club

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Rashford has Rooney’s record in his sights but has a long way to go with 123 goals for the clubCredit: Getty
Rooney is United's all-time highest goalscorer with 253

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Rooney is United’s all-time highest goalscorer with 253

“Hopefully, I get the opportunity to try and make it happen.”

Rashford has some way to catch up and currently has 123 – though 30 of those came last season alone.

And the England international has set himself a target of 40 goals this season to further close the gap.

“Before last season, I always said let’s get to 20 – for a winger a good benchmark,” he added.

“But this season, I’ve hit 30 so we have to try and push it now and go above and beyond.

“Towards the end of the season, I was struggling with a few injuries, and I probably wasn’t quite at it – that’s when the goals started to dry up a little bit.

“If I can keep that side of it under taps, I feel like I can go on and get 35 or 40.”

United have two more friendlies this summer scheduled against Lens and Athletic Bilbao this weekend before their Premier League season gets underway against Wolves on Monday August 14, live on talkSPORT.

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