Beckham makes honest admission to Rashford after Man Utd goals record equalled

David Beckham provided an amusing response to Marcus Rashford equalling his amount of goals for Man Utd, by admitting he "didn't realise he had scored that many".

The United legend found the net 85 times during his trophy-laden 11-year stint at Old Trafford, in a total of 394 appearances.

Quite an impressive haul for a right midfielder, particularly as he left United for Real Madrid at the age of 28.

Rashford has been quickly on his heels in the intervening years however, shooting his way to the same tally in 253 appearances – 141 less than Beckham.

The 23-year-old does have the advantage of playing as a forward for much of that time, and Beckham was not in the business of comparing record anyhow, as he was surprised to have ranked that high.

After achieving the feat in the 3-1 win against Newcastle, Rashford tweeted: "Joined some great company tonight, matching Becks record. Happy Sunday everyone."

United posted a snippet of the club's scoring charts on their official Instagram account, showing Rashford level with Beckham, along with the caption: "Rubbing shoulders with the greats."

Beckham commented: "Not sure we will be on the same number for long @MarcusRashford. Didn't realise I'd scored that many!"

Rashford has already outscored numerous other United legends, including Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham, and more recently, Eric Cantona.

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He is also ahead of teammate Anthony Martial, with just 12 players listed above him in the club's all-time scoring chart.

But while the likes of his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (127) are within reasonable shooting distance, he still has some way to go to catch Wayne Rooney, who is leading the way on 253.

And Solskjaer has urged Rashford and his fellow attackers to rediscover their clinical edge in front of goal to help boost their numbers again.

"We are the highest scoring team in the Premier League – so that’s something to build on,’ said Solskjaer before the Newcastle clash.

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"But it’s fair to say that Mason [Greenwood], Anthony and Marcus – the forwards who scored so many goals last season – haven’t really hit those same numbers this time.

"I’m looking at it as a positive because when they start scoring then we will be a much better outfit and our results will continue to improve.

"They are getting closer, but it’s a case of finding that better finishing."

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