Marcus Rashford is going through a tough spell on the pitch right now. His cameo appearance from the bench against Norwich was more of the same, unable to manage a shot in his 16 minutes on the pitch.

But at least he is out there, picking up minutes, and eventually he may play himself back into a bit of form.

In doing so, Rashford hit a career milestone at the weekend, making his 300th appearance in a Manchester United shirt.

Only 24, there are only two players to reach this milestone for United at a younger age, Ryan Giggs and George Best.

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Giggs went on to become United’s record appearance maker, with 963 in total across his illustrious career.

Rashford has a long way to go, and will have to pick up his own form if he wants to earn the right to play for even another 100 games for the club.

For now, Rashford is just happy to have made it to 300, a tremendous achievement, describing it as a special feeling every time he represents the club.

Among United’s current players, only David de Gea (481) and Cristiano Ronaldo (326) have more Manchester United appearances than Marcus Rashford.

That includes Juan Mata, who is on 280 and was recently overtaken by Rashford earlier this season.

Rashford’s pals, including United players past and present, Mata among them, plus Roma ace Tammy Abraham, congratulated the forward on an impressive achievement.

Rashford has scored 22 and 21 goals in the past two seasons before this one, although unfortunately he has hit a wall this campaign.

To date he is stuck on just five goals for the season, and probably won’t even make it into double figures.

This is due to a culmination of factors, with the biggest being that he was simply overplayed during the past two years and it has caught up with him.

Rashford has lost his place in the starting line-up to Anthony Elanga and needs a fresh start next season, and he will hope to come back refreshed in the summer to impress incoming boss Erik ten Hag.

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