Marcus Rashford wishes to end up a legend at Manchester United and intends to secure that status by means of helping the club to fundamental silverware, no longer breaking Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record.
If the Red Devils academy graduate were to top a magnificent haul of 253 strikes for the club recorded by a former fan favourite, then tangible success would be anticipated to accompany those efforts.
There is, however, no assurance that star showings from the England international ahead would supply an enviable trophy haul.
With that in mind, Rashford says collective development will imply greater to him over the coming years than anything he is in a position to reap on a personal level .
The 22-year-old, who has 64 goals to his name from 201 appearances, told FourFourTwo when asked about his ambition and whether or not he has Rooney in his sights: “I don’t pay too a lot interest to that.
“If you’re playing your best football, then whatever happens, happens.
“If I was to get that record however we go into the next decade with no trophies, that’s not going to be the biggest feeling for me. If I don’t get the record however we get loads of trophies and something to appear back on, that’s the most important thing.”
Pressed further on his desire to turn out to be a legend, Rashford added: “That’s constantly the aim.
“You develop up around so many human beings who have that United legend popularity that it will become part of your dream.
“When you dream of playing for Man United, you don’t solely dream of making your debut; you dream of being like [David] Beckham, [Paul] Scholes and [Ryan] Giggs.
“It’s part of the dream as an academy lad.”
It is not just with United that Rashford wants to experience trophy triumphs, with the plan being to also assist England land a first title since the 1966 World Cup.
“To win the World Cup, and for Man United to win the Champions League ,” Rashford stated of his targets.
“We want to begin showing symptoms that we can be the United of old. Football has changed a lot, so it’s no longer going to be precisely the same, but we know the club can do it. It’s been difficult, however it’s a duration of transition.
“As long as we remain focused, I don’t see why we can’t turn matters around and surely improve.”
Rashford is currently sidelined at United with a back complaint, with it yet to be determined when he will figure again or whether or not he will be totally fit to assist England’s quest for European Championship glory this summer.