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Marcus Rashford matches Wayne Rooney record in Carabao Cup win

The Englishman joined his former teammate after netting against Charlton Athletic

Marcus Rashford became the first player since Wayne Rooney to net in eight Manchester United games in a row after he grabbed two goals to send the Red Devils into the Carabao Cup semi finals at the expense of League One Charlton Athletic.

Rashford has been a revelation since Erik ten Hag’s arrival at Old Trafford, putting a poor season under Ralf Rangnick firmly behind him as he has raced to 15 goals for the season already across all competitions, 10 more than anyone else in Ten Hag’s squad.

And his strike against Charlton equalled a record held by United legend Wayne Rooney, with Rashford becoming the first man since his former teammate to score in eight consecutive home appearances, a drought that had previously stretched back over a decade to March 2010.

Rooney has evidently been impressed too, replying to his former teammate’s picture celebrating the record, which included the pair of them on social media.

“Class. Let’s keep it going….”, the one-time England top goalscorer advised.

Manchester United face Manchester City in their next home game this weekend, with Rashford bidding to stretch his record to nine games, a feat not seen at Old Trafford since the 1959-60 season when Dennis Viollet managed to do so.

Both sides have a game in hand on the Red Devils, but at least one side are guaranteed to drop points in it as the pair face off in a rearranged game in March.

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Ben Browning

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