Marcus Rashford

Wayne Rooney tells Marcus Rashford to 'get his head out of his a**e'

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
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Wayne Rooney has told Marcus Rashford to get his 'head out of his a**e' and break his Manchester United goal record.

Rashford was coming through the ranks at Old Trafford as Rooney's time at United was drawing to a close, and after an incredible start to his career many were tipping the Manchester-born youngster to eclipse the club's all-time scoring record.

That honour is currently claimed by Rooney, who managed 253 goals during his time with the Red Devils.

However, Rashford has struggled badly this season, scoring just five times across 26 games in all competitions. His frustrations recently boiled over after United's Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid, where he clashed with supporters as he attempted to board the club coach.

90min understands that Rashford is considering his future at the club ahead of a possible summer exit - something that Rooney believes would be a huge mistake for the player.

"To get the record and be Manchester United’s highest goal scorer, it is f***ing massive," Rooney said at a black-tie event over the weekend, as reported by The Sun.

"But I hope the record is broken. What I hope is that Marcus Rashford f***ing gets his head out of his a**e and goes and breaks that record. He’s a Manchester lad."

Speaking at the same event, Rooney also revealed his desire to manage United in the future, as well as giving his opinion on former teammates Rio Ferdinand and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Cristiano was so good and so f***ing annoying at the same time. He is probably not as good now but he is probably just as annoying," he joked.

He later added: "Rio is a top player, but he is just arrogant.

"You get paid a lot of money at Man Utd to kick the ball into the net, so just do it. I said: ‘Do your job, and give me the ball, give Ronaldo the ball. Stop standing there messing about.’ Rio is a top lad but he sometimes did forget he was a defender."