MARCUS RASHFORD has become the fourth-youngest player to reach 250 career games for Manchester United, behind three Old Trafford legends.
The England star played the full 120 minutes as United snatched an extra-time win over West Ham in the FA Cup fifth-round at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford is the fourth-youngest Man Utd star to reach 250 games for the clubCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Norman Whiteside is still the youngest player to reach the milestoneCredit: Getty – Contributor
In taking to the pitch, Rashford became the fourth-youngest Red Devils star to the impressive milestone – aged just 23 years and 101 days.
Whiteside achieved the feat aged 22 years and 192 days, but would go on to play just 28 more games before joining Everton.
Best hit the milestone at 22 years and 199 – just one week later than his fellow Northern Irishman.
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The legendary winger went on to play 470 times for United, winning two titles and the 1968 European Cup during his illustrious career.
And Giggs – who tallied a staggering 963 games and 23 major trophies, 13 Premier League crowns and two Champions League trophies, during his career – reached 250 games aged 22 years and 301 days.
Rashford marginally beat Sammy McIlroy (23 years and 158 days) to fourth place.
The England ace is now firmly focused on breaking into United’s top ten scorers having overtaken Eric Cantona last week.
George Best ranks second in the list of youngest to 250 Man Utd gamesCredit: PA:Press Association
Rashford also sits behind Giggs in the list of youngest United players to 250 games, but recently overtook Cantona in terms of total goals for the clubCredit: PA:Press Association
Rashford scored in the 9-0 annihilation of Southampton to scored his 83rd goal for the club.
After the win, the forward tweeted: “Special moment for me as a boyhood United fan, passing King Eric’s record.
“Loved it out there tonight – great team performance.”
Rashford is now one ahead of Cantona’s tally, but he still has some way to go to surpass Wayne Rooney’s record of 253 goals.
The next man to overtake is David Beckham, who scored 85 times for the Red Devils.
Rashford needs to get to 155 to go level with Paul Scholes and break into the club’s top ten and must hunt down a host of legends including Sir Bobby Charlton in order to get to Rooney’s tally.