Wayne Rooney sends message to Marcus Rashford after equalling Manchester United feat

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.

When he brings himself into position in the one-on-ones, in the box, he will score, Ten Hag said post-Charlton. That is what he is doing in this moment. If he keeps the focus and puts the same effort in, then he will continue scoring.

Taking to Twitter after the match, Rashford posted a photo of him celebrating with Wayne Rooney during the 2015/16 campaign, his breakthrough season.

The pair lifted the League Cup and Europa League the following year, which was the last time United managed to win silverware. Five-and-a-half seasons on, United have taken a step closer to eradicating the barren run thanks to Tuesdays win.

After Rashford posted his tweet, DC United boss Rooney reacted by urging the 25-year-old to keep up his good form. Commenting underneath, he said: Class Marcus Rashford. Lets keep it going. Rashford responded by replying: Thanks bro.

Busby Babes star Dennis Viollet has the title for the longest home-scoring run having netted in nine games between August and December 1959. Rashford can match his feat by converting against Manchester City in Saturdays lunchtime derby.

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