Marcus Rashford is set to break a Premier League record for Manchester United as Luton Town are welcomed to Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford has become a staple of Manchester United since his debut nine seasons ago, with the player becoming one of the brightest hopes the Old Trafford academy has produced in the last decade.
Rashford has made a total of 374 appearances at the club, having played 71 times under Erik ten Hag so far, and has scored a total of 124 goals for the club – he reached the 100-goal milestone just before his 25th birthday last season.
In the Premier League specifically, he has scored 77 goals and provided a further 38 assists, making him the most successful Premier League goalscorer for United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and he is set to break another record on Saturday.
As Luton Town travel to face United at Old Trafford in the competition, should Rashford feature, which is almost a certainty, he will become the youngest-ever Manchester United player to reach 250 Premier League appearances for the club.
This is no mean feat, but having made his debut in the competition at the age of 18 years and three months, this is a testament to his consistent availability across nine seasons and six permanent or temporary managers.
He has made 189 starts in the competition and played a total of 17,230 minutes, which equates to a total of 191.4 90-minute matches worth of minutes.
Although Rashford received a red card in United’s last game against Copenhagen, this does not restrict him from playing against Luton, as the ban that comes with the card only applies to UEFA competitions.
Rashford has only scored one goal so far this season, in the league against Arsenal, but Ten Hag has backed the player to return to form.
“He is not happy. We are not happy,” Ten Hag explained in relation to Rashford’s current form in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Luton tie. “He has high expectations from himself, at the moment he is not in his best form but I know he will be back.”
Ten Hag did, however, make the promise to United fans that Rashford will be back on track, and that may come “very quickly”.
“He’s totally in the team and aware of everything. he will be back on track and it can happen very quickly. Sometimes you only need one game and I’m sure he will get there.”
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