Mourinho backs Rashford to break Rooney record

Wayne Rooney became the joint-top scorer in Manchester United’s history at the weekend after his effort against Reading took him to 249 for the Red Devils, level with United great Sir Bobby Charlton.

It caps off what has been an incredible career for Rooney, who has got his hands on every major club trophy available to him, and also boasts the all-time scoring record for England, surpassing Charlton last year.

However, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes that Rooney won’t hold the record for too long as he’s backing Marcus Rashford to rise to greatness at Old Trafford. Quoted by Sky Sports, the Portuguese boss said:

“Marcus, he is 19. If he plays at Manchester United until the end of his career, maybe Marcus can do it, but Rooney scored a lot of goals.”

“I don’t know the distances, really, but I think the ones that are close to the record are players that have left United already. So, especially in modern football, I see it as being really difficult.”

Rashford rose to prominence last season but has struggled for game time this term, with his brace against Reading saw him net his first goals since September.