Rashford Reacts As He Overtakes Eric Cantona Scoring Record

Marcus Rashford scored his 83rd goal in the 9-0 drubbing of Southampton on Tuesday thereby passing Eric Cantona in Manchester United's all-time scoring records.

The England international is now 14th on the list of United's top scorers – with David Beckham's total of 85 next in sight.

And Rashford himself took to Twitter after the game to express his delight.

“83 special moment for me as a boyhood United fan, passing King Eric’s record,” the forward tweeted. “Loved it out there tonight, great team performance.”

The 23-year-old is still a long way behind Wayne Rooney's club-record tally of 253 goals – but vowed to plunder plenty more after passing Cantona in the history books.

“He’s obviously a top player that did a lot for this club,” Rashford told BT Sport.

“I’m pleased to go past him today and for me I just want to go out and score more goals and keep helping the team.”

Tuesday's win moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Dan James all joined Rashford on the scoresheet as the Red Devils ran riot against a Southampton side who had two Saints sent off.

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