Marcus Rashford and his agent have asked English Premier League to award him Manchester United’s first goal against Aston Villa.
Rashford was involved heavily involved in the Manchester Unites’s first goal after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish had drawn the first blood. Before rebounding off Tom Heaton and going back into the net, Rashford’s header hit the post. As the shot wasn’t technically on target, it went down as an own goal with Rashford given the assist.
But the 22-year-old wants it added to his tally of 13 for the season so far. After Rashford scored in the derby against Manchester City on Saturday, the Premier League tweeted:
“With 13 goals in 21 apps in all comps, @MarcusRashford has equalled his best goalscoring return for @ManUtd in a single season.”
He hit back, replying with the number 14 as a correction and added a picture of the goal against Villa while saying:
“We gotta talk about this.”
Rashford’s brother and agent Dwaine Maynard tweeted:
“100% a goal should be credited to the forward! Without contact, it doesn’t go towards the goal! Goals have been given for less @ManUtd @premierleague @FA ???”
Maynard then took the issue to Instagram, issuing another plea to the Premier League and asking fans to get involved. He said
“If you want a say in this, head over to Twitter and tag the @premierleague with ur opinion.”
“You get hammered when you don’t score! So now let’s hammer them because you have and it hasn’t been credited … #whatsminesismines”.
Victor Lindelof then put United ahead before Tyrone Mings volleyed home to make it 2-2.