England international Marcus Rashford was unable to match the Manchester United substitutes’ goal-scoring record held by Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy) striker Javier Hernandez also known as Chicharito. Rashford came close to equalling the record but the Englishman could not do it when he came off the bench against Brighton and Hove Albion in a rescheduled league match at Old Trafford a few days ago.


Chicharito holds the record for the most successive matches in which a Manchester United substitute found the back of the net. The Mexican international set the record in 2012 after he scored for Manchester United in three successive Premier League games as a substitute. Chicharito came off the bench to score in the away wins over Aston Villa and Chelsea before he repeated the feat during the home game against London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

England striker Rashford was on a goal-scoring run of two successive Premier League games as a Manchester United substitute before the Brighton game on Tuesday. The Manchester United Academy graduate came off the bench to score one of the goals in a 3-1 away win over newly promoted team Brentford before he scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 home win over fellow Champions League chasers West Ham United with all the two games played last month.

Rashford was not used as a substitute again until the Brighton game this week. He was a started in the two Premier League games between the West Ham United and Brighton clashes. He was in the starting XI for the successive 1-1 draws with Burnley away and Southampton at home. Rashford returned to the bench for the Brighton game and he was subbed on for the final eleven (11) minutes in place of young Sweden attacker Anthony Elanga. He didn’t manage to score in those eleven minutes.