Marcus Rashford Makes History With His Goal Against Real Betis

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Marcus Rashford scripted some incredible records during his outing in Manchester United’s second-leg tie at Real Betis.

The Red Devils went into the game with a three-goal advantage after the first leg at Old Trafford. As such, Ten Hag’s men showed less urgency going forward, focusing instead on absorbing the pressure from the hosts in Sevilla.

Clear-cut chances were far and few for United forwards. But that didn’t bother Rashford, who still managed to rattle the net. This time the Englishman got on the scoresheet with a ferocious long-range effort in the 55th minute.

The Benito Villamarin crowd didn’t get to witness any other goal. But the sole strike of the night was enough to get his name into the history books, not once but multiple times.

At 25 years and 136 days old, the England international became the youngest United player to score 25 goals in European competitions.

The goal from almost 30 yards also helped Rashford overtake Cristiano Ronaldo’s European tally for the Premier League giants. He’s now the club’s sixth-highest European goalscorer.

The United academy graduate has seen his form transformed under Erik ten Hag. Now, he’ll hope to carry momentum into the international break with England. But before that, Rashford and his teammates need to ensure they don’t fall victim to an upset against Fulham in the FA Cup.