Marcus Rashford matched Wayne Rooney’s streak of scoring in consecutive Premier League home games for Manchester United with his crucial goal against Leeds on Wednesday night.
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.
Finding the back of the net against Leeds also saw him become 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 goal which set Rashford on his streak came back in October, before the World Cup break when he scored the winner against West Ham. Following the return of domestic football in late December, the boyhood Red Devil scored and assisted against Nottingham Forest before adding another goal against Bournemouth shortly after the turn of the year.
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.
Rashford’s other goals have come in the Europa League (three) and FA Cup (one).