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Marcus Rashford broke THREE RECORDS with goal vs Real Betis



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Marcus Rashford broke three records when he scored Manchester United’s only goal during their 1-0 win over Real Betis on Thursday evening.

After winning the opening leg 4-1, Marcus Rashford and Manchester United confirmed their place in the Europa League quarter-finals with their 1-0 win in Seville.

The only goal of the evening came courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s 56th-minute strike, which consisted of him thrashing the ball with his trademark swerve past Rui Silva’s diving left hand.

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The goal was spectacular and saw Marcus Rashford break two records and extend one further in the process.

Youngest Manchester United player to score 25 European goals

With his goal on Thursday evening, Rashford became the youngest player to score 25 goals across European competitions for the Red Devils at 25 years and 136 days old.

It has taken him 68 European outings to reach the number, with the goal also taking him to sixth on the list of all-time European goal scorers for the club.

He moved one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the list, and is just one behind Paul Scholes in fourth.

Wayne Rooney currently holds the record with 39 goals.

Youngest English player to score 25 European goals

Similarly to the above record, Rashford is also now the youngest English player to reach 25 goals across European competition.

Most goals scored in Spain by a Manchester United player

While fans may begin to be sick of playing Spanish teams in Europe over the last few seasons, Rashford will not.

On Thursday evening he extended his fantastic record playing in Spain, and has now scored five goals on Spanish soil against La Liga’s finest – more than any other United player.

His first came in 2017 with a brilliant free kick against Celta Vigo, with goals against Valencia, Granada, and Barcelona making up the other three.

Tommy Taylor, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Dwight Yorke have scored two each in the country, putting Rashford by far and away the club’s most prolific man in the country.

Rashford will therefore no doubt be looking forwards to United’s next Europa League opponent in Sevilla, whom Manchester United have never beaten in a competitive setting.