Marcus Rashford has admitted that passing Eric Cantona’s goals total for Manchester United is a ‘special moment’ as he follows in the footsteps of the legendary striker.

United marksman Rashford scored in the first half as United hammered Southampton 9-0 on the Old Trafford turf where Cantona once strutted, putting him past the icon’s tally of 82 goals for the club.

Revealing his joy on Twitter, Rashford said: ‘Special moment for me as a boyhood United fan, passing King Eric’s record. Loved it out there tonight, great team performance.’ 

Marcus Rashford (right) scored against Southampton to pass Eric Cantona in the record books

Marcus Rashford (right) scored against Southampton to pass Eric Cantona in the record books

The Manchester United striker voiced his joy after beating's Cantona's goals total for the club

The Manchester United striker voiced his joy after beating’s Cantona’s goals total for the club