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Rashford Set To Join United Legends See Reason


If selected to face Norwich City at Old Trafford today – which is almost a certainty – Marcus Rashford will become the third-youngest player in history to make 200 appearances for Manchester United.

The homegrown hero from Wythenshawe has been a mainstay since making his debut in February 2016, as a last-minute starter in a memorable Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland.

Since then, our popular Academy graduate has racked up 199 appearances across all competitions, scored 62 goals and won four trophies – which is mightily impressive for a 22-year-old!

According to research that appears in the latest edition of Inside United magazine, which is out next Tuesday, Rashford is set to take his place alongside five other luminaries of Reds history, all of whom made their debuts as teenagers.


George Best: 21 years and seven months

Ryan Giggs: 21 years and nine months

Marcus Rashford: 22 years and two months

Cristiano Ronaldo: 22 years and eight months

Wayne Rooney: 22 years and 11 months

Bobby Charlton: 24 years and four months


Speaking to us ahead of achieving the landmark, Rashford admitted his four years in the first team have absolutely flown by.

“It’s gone very fast and I remember the first one like it was yesterday,” says Marcus. “But these are the moments when you want to grow.

“I remember when I first came into the team, you aren't even thinking about when your 200th game is going to be. We've played a lot of football and it is just a credit to the club, to give somebody the opportunity to play that many times.

“Hopefully I can keep doing my best and keep helping the team.”

Interestingly, Anthony Martial is also in line to join this iconic group of players.

The Frenchman is currently on 195 appearances and, at the age of 24 years and one month, he is set to overtake Bobby Charlton in the list of youngest Reds to reach 200 appearances.