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Marcus Rashford secures a Premier League goal-scoring milestone with Tottenham strike

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Marcus Rashford is in superb form (Picture: Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford continued his excellent form for Manchester United by opening the scoring against Tottenham on Sunday and secured a personal milestone in doing so.

The 21-year-old’s Wembley goal meant he scored in a third consecutive Premier League match, something he had never done before in his career.

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The England international’s resurgence under new Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been spectacular, scoring four goals in six games under the Norwegian.

The unerring finish against Spurs took Rashford’s Premier League total to seven for the season, which has already matched his best ever return in the league.

Rashford latched onto a Paul Pogba pass to score against Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)

Rashford’s best goal-scoring season came in the last campaign when he netted seven times in the Premier League and scored 13 goals across all competitions.

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With eight strikes in all competitions already this season, Rashford looks likely to improve on his previous best this time around.

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The Wembley goal takes Rashford’s Premier League total for Man Utd to 24, which puts him one ahead of Andrei Kanchelskis and level with Romelu Lukaku in the record books.

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20 players have scored more Premier League goals for United, with Nani’s 26 goals the next target to match for Rashford.

He is still some way behind his current manager Solskjaer who netted 91 times in the Premier League for the Red Devils, and Wayne Rooney who leads the way with 183 goals.

Solskjaer was full of praise for his striker in the build-up to the meeting with Tottenham, believing he can reach the levels of England captain Harry Kane.

‘He’s got frightening pace, he’s now become stronger, he can hold the ball up for us and he’s a great link player,’ said Solskjaer.

‘He can become a top, top one. We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m sure Marcus has got the potential to get up there.’

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