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Beckham reacts to Rashford matching his record, Erling Haaland Talks as Tahith Chong first league start

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Manchester United legend David Beckham has reacted in good humour to Marcus Rashford matching his goals tally for the club.

During his immensely popular career as a Red, the Class of ’92 graduate scored 85 times and that impressive tally for a winger placed him in 24th position on the club’s illustrious all-time goals list.

Beckham left the club in the summer of 2003, and sits above former team-mate Eric Cantona and below the great Lou Macari in our chart, but things are clearly about to change above him. full story

Tahith Chong first league start

Tahith Chong made the most of a first league start for Club Brugge in a 3-0 victory over OH Leuven in Monday night’s Belgian top-flight encounter.

The runaway leaders collected another three points and the Manchester United loanee was instrumental in the success, providing an assist and earning a penalty.

Rik De Mil was in charge, with coach Philippe Clement in quarantine, and said afterwards: “We played with a great mix of experienced players and young, raw talented players. That worked out fine.”

Chong‘s pass led to youngster Ignace van der Brempt opening the scoring after only eight minutes and then the dangerous wide-man burst past keeper Rafael Romo to prompt an obvious foul, enabling Ruud Vormer to net from the spot. Clinton Mata added a third late on.

Our Academy product was heavily involved, forcing a save out of Venezuela international Romo, crossing dangerously and having a clear run on goal halted by an offside flag, before being withdrawn in the 89th minute.

Manchester United warned as key transfer target to demand £300k-a-week wages

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United target, Erling Haaland could demand exorbitant wages from any club that wants to sign him. It has been said that the Borussia Dortmund striker is likely to ask for a five-year deal worth £78m on £300,000-per-week wages.

There are more clubs in the running to sign Haaland. Premier League League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea are in for him while Real Madrid have also been deemed as suitors. The 20-year old has been ridiculously prolific since joining the German club over a year ago.

Erling Haaland snubbed Manchester United in favour of Borussia Dortmund

However, one sticking point would be the fact that his agent is Mino Raiola. The ‘super agent’ is a much-maligned figure at Old Trafford given the history with regards to Red Devils’ midfielder Paul Pogba. He was responsible for his exit in 2012, a world record (then) return in 2016 and constant bickering about the Frenchman’s future at the club.

Haaland has a modest buyout clause of £68m which is activated in 2022. But with competition for the player’s signature heating up, Dortmund could look to wring a good £100m or so from a sale next season itself.

 

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