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Marcus Rashford overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo record as Man Utd beat Real Betis

Marcus Rashford has now surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as Manchester United’s sixth highest goal scorer in European football.

The England star netted his 27th goal of the season with a superb long-range strike to give United the lead at Real Betis.

Rashford, who had also given his side the lead in the first leg of the clash at Old Trafford, has now moved up to 25 goals for the club on European stage.

That moved him above Ronaldo, who ended his relationship with United by mutual consent in November after the interview with Piers Morgan.

The Portuguese star completed a transfer move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr in the January transfer window and is expected to earn in the region of £173m per year.

Two of Ronaldo’s three goals for United this campaign had come in the UEFA Europa League – netting in each leg against Moldovan outfit FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

He had scored a penalty in Moldova before scoring from close range in the home game – which proved to be his last goal for the Red Devils.

Ronaldo has slipped to seventh on United’s overall list of European scorers, with Rashford moving up to six goals in the Europa League this campaign and 25 overall for the club across the continental tournaments.

Next in Rashford’s sights is Paul Scholes, who is just one goal above him in the European goal scoring charts. Scholes scored 26 goals in his European career with United, two goals behind Denis Law (28) who is fourth on the club’s list.

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