Manchester United forwards Marcus Rashford has cemented his spot in the club’s history after scoring in the 2-0 victory over Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night, April 8.
Sir Bobby Charlton set the 56-year-old Manchester United record, but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United up 1-0 against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes.
The 23-year-attack old’s in continental competition has prompted comparisons to former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton.
Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season.
Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa League prior to United’s trip to Granada, but doubled his account on Thursday night.
Rashford has now become the fourth Premier League player to reach 20 goals across all competitions this season after scoring against Granada, with only United team-mate Bruno Fernandes (23), Tottenham’s Harry Kane (29) and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (27) scoring more.