Manchester United Called Out On Social Media For Twitter Mistake By Former Player's Wife
Marcus Rashford became one of the youngest Manchester United players to reach 200 games for the club but contrary to the club's own social media not the third youngest.
The 22-year-old forward reached the landmark on Saturday afternoon as he scored twice to help the Red Devils beat bottom of the table Norwich City 4-0.
The club mentioned that Rashford had become the third youngest player in their history to join the 200 club, behind just Ryan Giggs and George Best, something he tweeted about.
Beyond proud to become the 3rd youngest player to hit 200 @ManUtd games :red_circle::white_circle:- Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 11, 2020
Can't put into words what it means to follow Giggsy and George Best. Two goals and three points completes a perfect day :punch: pic.twitter.com/X4g72EMH0S
However the club and the player got it wrong as they missed someone out, the man who should sit top of the list, Norman Whiteside.
The faux pas was pointed out by Whiteside's wife Dee who quote tweeted Rashford to say, "Think my hubby @NormanWhiteside was younger than all three of you in actual fact."
Whiteside signed for the Red Devils in 1978 and made his debut for the first team four years later, aged just 17, and holds the records for the youngest player to play in the World Cup, score in the League Cup and FA Cup final and the youngest player to score a senior goal for United.
Rashford then replied to his initial tweet to show his appreciation for the Northern Irelander, who left Old Trafford in 1989 for Everton after 278 appearances in all competitions.
Appreciation tweet for the great Norman Whiteside. Never to be overlooked :heart: pic.twitter.com/X4JpvRsili- Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 12, 2020
Earlier in the season Rashford was being criticised for his goal scoring, with many comparing his then best scoring season with Tammy Abraham, but he now has 19 goals in all competitions this season.
His brace against Norwich, which he was unable to make into United's first league hat-trick since 2013 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to bring him off to rest for the next week's games, brought up his 14th league goal of the campaign.
Only Vardy has scored more in England's top flight so far this season than Rashford, who is level with Danny Ings and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
At least Rashford can guarantee he's in the top three of that list, for now.