After being named to the starting lineup for Manchester United’s match against Everton at Goodison Park today, Marcus Rashford has become the club’s youngest player to reach 200 Premier League appearances.
Despite both Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani being unavailable for selection, the academy graduate was left out of the team for last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford. Ralf Rangnick has made six changes for the midday kick-off. Rashford, along with Jadon Sancho and the returning Ronaldo, has been selected in his favourite front-three.
Rashford has officially surpassed Ryan Giggs’ record of being the youngest player to make 200 Premier League appearances for United after being named to the starting lineup for the fourth time in 2022. By 135 days, Rashford has beaten the Welshman to the record.
The 24-year-old, who debuted in the Premier League in February 2016, scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford, has struggled for form and consistency this season, scoring just five goals in 27 appearances across all competitions. He hasn’t scored since January’s 1-0 victory over West Ham United.
Rashford has 59 goals and 39 assists in 199 Premier League appearances, putting him just two direct goal contributions away from a century. This season, he has a role in six Premier League goals, scoring four times and assisting on two occasions.
Today, he was reintroduced to the starting lineup alongside Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, and Cristiano Ronaldo.