Marcus Rashford has achieved Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney’s streak of scoring in consecutive home Premier League games with his fantastic header against Leeds.
Rashford stole the spotlight yesterday with an exquisite display that made him the first Red Devils player since Rooney in April 2012 – when the club legend netted twice against Everton – to score in six consecutive league appearances at Old Trafford.
The England forward, 25,scored just after the hour mark to spark the Red Devils’ recovery to salvage a point having trailed 2-0 at home to their old rivals. Rashford headed home brilliantly from Diogo Dalot’s cross eight minutes before substitute Jadon Sancho rifled past Illan Meslier, following a first-minute strike from Wilfried Gnoto and an own-goal from Raphael Varane just after half-time.
Playing like a forward reborn under Erik ten Hag, Rashford scored a late winner against Manchester City in mid-January and popped up with yet another decisive goal in last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Then, against Leeds, he made it six top-flight home fixtures in a row with a goal by rising to meet Dalot’s cross.
Rashford has scored 11 goals in 22 Premier League appearances this season, averaging a goal every other appearance, while he has been especially impressive in the EFL Cup. His tally of five goals in as many games has helped the Red Devils reach the final at Wembley Stadium later this month, where they will lock horns with Newcastle.