Marcus Rashford sends message to Man United star after FA Cup win

Marcus Rashford was full of praise for Wayne Rooney after Manchester United's 4-0 FA Cup win over Reading

Marcus Rashford heaped praise on Wayne Rooney after the striker equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal-scoring record for Manchester United on Saturday.

The England international opened the scoring for the Red Devils at Old Trafford in their 4-0 FA Cup third-round win over Reading.

Anthony Martial then doubled the home side’s lead, before Rashford scored twice in the second half to hand Jose Mourinho’s men their place in the fourth round.

Rooney, who has struggled for form and fitness this season, has received plenty of praise after he took another step towards becoming Manchester United’s all-time top goal-scorer.

And Rashford admitted that he is full of admiration for the Manchester United captain after Saturday’s win at Old Trafford.

Speaking to MUTV after Saturday’s game, Manchester United striker Rashford said: “It’s an unbelievable achievement.

“If you look back at all the games he’s played and all the goals he’s scored for the club, it’s amazing and, for young players coming up and any striker growing up, then it’s amazing for them to be able to watch him.

“We all have to take the moment once it’s goes in.”

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Manchester United are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table as they now turn their attentions towards their EFL Cup semi-final clash against Hull City this week.

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