Comparing Marcus Rashford’s Man Utd record at 23 to Wayne Rooney’s

Quick Reads
Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring for Manchester United.

Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford grew up idolising Wayne Rooney and is now following in his footsteps at Old Trafford.

Rashford is already wearing the No.10 shirt and will be hoping to eventually surpass Rooney and become United’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Courtesy of Transfermarkt, we’ve compared Rashford’s United stats before turning 24 to Rooney’s United stats at the same stage of his career to see how the two compare.

As the stats show, the English duo had a pretty similar record in all competitions during their first few years in the United first team.

Rooney just comes out on top in terms of goals and assists but also played more minutes than Rashford, meaning they average a direct goal contribution at a near-identical rate.

Marcus Rashford

Games: 275
Starts: 197
Sub appearances: 78

Goals: 91
Assists: 56

Penalties scored: 9

Minutes per goal: 200.4
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 222.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 124

Wayne Rooney

Games: 249
Starts: 221
Sub appearances: 28

Goals: 104
Assists: 58

Penalties scored: 1

Minutes per goal: 191.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 193.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 123.2


More Manchester United

Iconic debuts: Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick against Fenerbahce, 2004

Will Keane: I watched Marcus Rashford and thought, ‘That could have been me’

Can you name every player Sir Alex Ferguson used in last Man Utd season?

Where are they now? The Man Utd Xl from Cristiano Ronaldo’s CL debut