Wayne Rooney commends Marcus Rashford feat as Andy Cole responds to Nunez comparisons

Wayne Rooney has sent a message of encouragement to Manchester United star Marcus Rashford after the striker netted in an eighth consecutive home game at Old Trafford.

His late brace in Tuesdays 3-0 win over Charlton in the League Cup quarter-finals means he has matched the run Rooney himself achieved between January and March of 2010.

Rashford is Uniteds top scorer this season with 15 goals and has been one of the teams best players. The England star has admitted he is enjoying his football under Erik ten Hag after not being in the right headspace last season.

Hes already scored triple the amount he netted last term and his manager has backed him to further increase his tally.

Read what Rooney had to say here.

Cole responds to Nunez comparisons

United legend Andy Cole has pushed back against comparisons made between himself and struggling Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, branding them as very disrespectful.

Cole netted 121 goals in 275 appearances during his time at Old Trafford, being a part of the 1999 Treble-winning United squad and lifting five league titles. He is fourth on the all-time Premier League scorers chart with 187 goals at seven different clubs.

Last month, social media users had compared him to Nunez, who has struggled to find the net when in promising positions for Liverpool. It was suggested that Cole too missed a number of opportunities during his career alongside his terrific goal-getting abilities.

Speaking to Casinos En Ligne, Cole hit back at those claims when asked what advice he would give 10-goal Nunez to up his rate of fire. To be fair I wouldnt give him any advice, he responded. Everyone on social media wants to give him advice.”

See what else Cole had to say here.

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