Marcus Rashford scored his 100th goal for Manchester United on Sunday as the Red Devils beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford powered home a header from Christian Eriksen’s cross in the first half to reach a century of strikes for his boyhood club.
What a header and what a moment.
It’s been quite a journey for Rashford in the six-and-a-half years since he burst onto the scenes with two goals on his Manchester United debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.
While it hasn’t necessarily been a straight road for Rashford, scoring 100 goals for one of the biggest clubs in world football is an incredible achievement.
And he celebrated it in the exact same way Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 100th goal for Manchester United.
After finding the back of the net, Rashford was mobbed by his teammates before holding up one finger. He then makes a zero with his other hand and moves it along – signifying 100.
Where have we seen that before?
Well, that’s exactly what Ronaldo did after scoring his 100th United goal back in 2008.
VIDEO: Rashford emulates Ronaldo’s ‘100’ celebration
Rashford Celebration for Man Utd today brings back Young Ronaldo Memories 😍#MUFCpic.twitter.com/RVnQzz1lYx
— UTD JOLLOF 🐐 (@UTDJolloF) October 30, 2022
I knew Rashford’s goal celebration for number 100 was familiar, that’s what ronaldo did when he scored his 100th🤩🤩following his idolo’s foot path pic.twitter.com/XLLYpsXM4o
— Nazário Scofield (@Unitedkaka22) October 30, 2022
Rashford’s header was actually compared to Ronaldo, with Sky Sports co-commentator Gary Neville saying: “I love goals like that!
— Chirag Godara (@iChiragg) October 30, 2022
“This is Cristiano Ronaldo heading form. I don’t see Rashford do that too many times.
“But he’s got one of the best headers in the world to watch every day in training and that was just like him.
“There’s a real intent in Rashford’s game in this first half. His confidence is back. It wasn’t so long ago people were saying he should be sold.”