– Marcus Rashford was in good form against Southampton scoring brilliant goal
– The Englishman has now scored 83 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions
– Rashford has passed the goal record set by former Man United striker Cantona
Marcus Rashford on Tuesday night, January 2, overtook Eric Cantona in Manchester United scoring charts after netting against Southampton in what was an incredible result for the Red Devils.
Manchester United were at the best of their game in this tie as Anthony Martial also scored two goals for the Red Devils in what was a perfect win for Solskjaer and his men.
Former France international Eric Cantona was no doubt one of the best strikers in the Premier League during his active playing time considering his records and achievement.
But despite being one of the most superb strikers in the Premier League years back, Eric Cantona was able to score only 82 goals in all competitions for Manchester United.
With the goal against Southampton, Marcus Rashford is now having 83 goals for Manchester United in all competitions, but the Englishman is behind the likes of Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He is also behind his current manager Ole Solskjaer who scored 126 goals for Manchester United during his time at Old Trafford.
Below is the list of highest goalscorers for Manchester United:
Rooney with 253 goals
Giggs with 160 goals
Scholes with 155 goals
Van Nistelrooy with 150 goals
Solskjaer with 126 goals
Cole with 121 goals
Ronaldo with 118 goals
Beckham with 85 goals
RASHFORD with 83 goals so far
Cantona with 82 goals
Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently occupying second position on the Premier League table and they are behind rivals Manchester City.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United have gone level on points with leaders City thanks to their huge 9-0 win over 9-man Southampton at Old Trafford.
United went into the Tuesday night, February 2, meeting in desperate need for a win having gone two of their previous matches without a victory to lose ground in the title race.
They made hay from Southampton’s numerical deficiency when Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off after just 76 seconds following a high lunge on Scott McTominay.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka commissioned the goal fest in the 18th minute for the hosts’ opener, converting from close range from Luke Shaw’s well-delivered cross.