In Sunday’s Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester United defeated West Ham 1-0 thanks to Marcus Rashford’s 100th goal for the club. And when the Englishman scored his 100th goal for the team against Stoke City in 2008, he did so in the same manner as legendary scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Marcus Rashford’s goal, his 100th for the team, helped Manchester United defeat West Ham 1-0 in their Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Englishman scored his 100th goal for his boyhood team in the first half by heading in Christian Eriksen’s cross. The renowned striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 100th goal for Manchester United against Stoke City in 2008 in the same manner that the 25-year-old forward did for his accomplishment.
Rashford scored his 100th club goal in the 38th minute of the game, and his teammates joined him in celebrating. The England player made the number 100 by raising one finger and making two zeros with the other hand.
Rashford has come a long way in the six and a half years since he made his Manchester United debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League. Even if the Englishman’s road has not always been simple, scoring 100 goals for one of the world’s finest football clubs is an amazing feat.
Rashford’s celebration of scoring his 100th goal brought back memories of a young Ronaldo, and Manchester United supporters loved every second of it. On November 15, 2008, the Portuguese talisman scored his 100th goal for the Red Devils against Stoke City at the Theatre of Dreams in a Premier League match. The now five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two goals as the Red Devils defeated the visiting squad 5-0. Danny Welbeck, Michael Carrick, and Dimitar Berbatov scored the other goals.
Rashford has previously been outspoken about how Ronaldo has served as an example for him throughout his career. He once told the club’s official website, “The thing that is a great eye-opener for me today is I recall when he first came his talent was undoubtedly one of the biggest talents that we’ve seen at United for a long time.”
“When you think back on it, it was incredible to have him and Wayne [Rooney] on the same squad. But it’s astonishing how he (Ronaldo) managed to maintain his profession and even got better with time. People his age often don’t accomplish that since they are at the conclusion of their careers and their ability starts to decline, but he has merely continued to rise “Rashford threw in.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, called Rashford “a wonderful player” and responded, “I think he is already,” when asked if the Englishman will join the club’s elite group of players. It is important to remember that the 25-year-old attacker is the first United player to reach the milestone since Wayne Rooney in 2009.
“I believe you have already reached your target of 100 goals before you are 25, but he won’t be content with that. In the end, it comes down to how many trophies you win with your team, and I believe Rashford can improve even more. For instance, you can tell that we worked hard when you notice that he made two headers during the game. I told him right away that his heading needed to be better, and he worked on it as you can see. He is also far more reliable, steady, and resilient mentally. I’m thrilled with the development. He’s already a terrific player and enormous in my eyes, but there’s still a lot of opportunity for growth. I’m not sure where his career will go, but I have no doubt it will be magnificent “Ten Hag came to an end.