Five records held by Marcus Rashford for club and country
The Englishman has set several records in the initial stages of his career.
Marcus Rashford is one of the most prolific attackers in Europe today. His speed and shooting ability are unmatched on his good day. Manchester United’s very own academy product, Rashford has been setting the stage alight since his debut for the club back in 2016.
Rashford recently completed 250 appearances for the club and given that he is only 23-years-old as of now, he has a long career ahead full of possibilities. However, in the process of performing sensationally for the Red Devils and England, the attacker has set a few records.
Following are five of the most impressive records Marucs Rashford has made for club and country:
5. Youngest Manchester Unitd player to reach 15 European goals
At the age of 23 years and 24 days, Marcus Rashford became the youngest Manchester United player to score 15 goals in European competitions. He achieved this feat after slotting in a goal against RB Leipzig in a 5-0 victory in October 2020.
The previous record was held by club legend and one of England’s best players ever, Wayne Rooney. Interestingly, Rashford made his club debut in the UEFA Europa League and ended up on the scoresheet.
4. Youngest English player to score on his international debut
In addition to scoring on his Premier League, European and League Cup debuts, Rashford also scored on his international debut for England. On 27 May 2016, in a friendly game against Australia, Rashford scored for in a 2-1 victory.
By scoring the goal, Rashford became the youngest English player to score on his debut, at the age of 18 years 6 months 26 days. He is also the third youngest player to score for England behind Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney.
3. Second player after Ole Gunnar Solksjaer to score a hat-trick as a substitute for Manchester United
Marcus Rashford scored a sensational hat-trick against RB Leipzig after coming off the bench in the second-half. The feat enabled the Red Devils to demolish the Bundesliga outfit by 5-0.
Interestingly, the only other player to have scored a hat-trick after coming off the bench is current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian achieved the feat back in 1999 against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
2. Fewest minutes played to score a hat-trick in Champions League
The 5-0 demolition of RB Leipzig involved another record being set by Marcus Rashford. Not only did he come off the bench in the second half to score a hat-trick, he was also the quickest to do so.
The striker merely took 27 minutes to score all three goals, which is the fewest minutes taken to score three goals in the competition’s history.
1. Fifth player ever to score a hat-trick in Champions League as a substitute
Following his sensational hat-trick against RB Leipzig as a substitute, Rashford joined an exclusive list of players to have scored a hat-trick from the bench.
In the history of the competition, only five players have scored a hat-trick after coming off the bench. The list includes Uwe Rossler, Joseba Llorente, Walter Pandiani, Kylian Mbappe and most recent entrant Marcus Rashford.
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