On Sunday afternoon, it was confirmed that Wayne Rooney had left Manchester United to rejoin former club Everton on a two-year contract.
It would be fair to say that Rooney had a difficult relationship with sections of the Man United support during his time at Old Trafford, but the 31-year-old leaves the Red Devils as their all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals.
Like a number of Man United players, Marcus Rashford took to Twitter to pay tribute to Rooney, who has moved on this summer after struggling for regular football under Jose Mourinho last season.
At 19, Rashford’s career is only just starting, but the teenager has already made 71 first-team appearances for Man United, managing 19 goals in the process.
It is going to take some effort for Rashford to match or indeed break Rooney’s goalscoring record, but there is no question that Man United supporters believe that the young Englishman has the potential to emulate what Rooney achieved at the Theatre of Dreams.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 10, 2017
Now it's your turn, Marcus! 👊🏽
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) July 10, 2017
be the next @ManUtd great! 🔴
— ManUnitedZone™ (@ManUnitedZone_) July 10, 2017
Take the baton
— Liam. (@UtdHolic) July 10, 2017
That's right Marcus you can reach the same levels we all believe in you plus your from Manchester you can do anything.
— Red Devil (@chrisdafunkyone) July 10, 2017
You're next lad. King rashford 👑 0161 manny on the map
— Tom Herring (@TommyHezza) July 10, 2017
It's your record to break now!!!
— David Znidarsic (@RedDevilDavid78) July 10, 2017
— D (@DarraghMUFC) July 10, 2017
Marcus, now its your turn to do it.
— Manchester Is Red (@AP_2150) July 10, 2017
True. Thanks Wazza. @MarcusRashford I am seeing 25 goals from You this season
— Ikenna Amechi (@mbazamechi) July 10, 2017
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