Marcus Rashford has thanked his Manchester United teammates and the club for helping him reach a “personal achievement”. The forward, 25, scored his 30th goal of the 2022/23 season last night (25 May), in a 4-0 over Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils star has scored 17 Premier League goals, one FA Cup goal, six EFL Cup goals and six European goals this season, with two games left to play. Manchester United will take on Fulham on Sunday (28 May) in a Premier League home game, before meeting rivals Manchester City for the FA Cup Final on Saturday, 3 June.
Rashford, who came through the Manchester United youth academy, took to Instagram today (26 May) after the Red Devils secured their place in next season’s Champions League. He wrote: “I want to thank the club and my teammates for helping make this personal achievement possible. After last season, when I struggled for form and fitness, I just wanted to get the feeling back of scoring goals and winning games and that’s what has happened this year. Long may it continue! 🙏🏾 We have two games to go, and we will give everything to try and lift another trophy.”
Teammates Jadon Sancho, Casemiro and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were among those to comment, as was former footballer Andy Ansah, who wrote: “Big congratulations you have earned this achievement with your hard work and commitment to the cause 🙌🏾🤟🏾🙏🏽”.
Since joining Manchester United’s senior squad in 2015, Rashford has made 238 appearances and scored 76 goals. However, last season his form dipped and he only made 25 Premier League appearances, his lowest in seven seasons. He also suffered from a shoulder injury.
Rashford now sits alongside the likes of Kevin Phillips, Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Harry Kane, all who have previously scored 30 goals in a single Premier League season. They are beaten only by Erling Haaland with 36 goals, Andy Cole and Alan Shearer with 34 goals, Mohamed Salah with 32 goals, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez with 31 goals.