Marcus Rashford vs Victor Osimhen: Only Rashford Has Scored More Goals Than The Nigerian Striker This Year


Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen are among the most in-form strikers in the world of football right now.

Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen

Rashford has already equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal for Manchester United in the 2021/2022 season, the 38-year-old Al Nassr forward scored 24 goals in 38 matches for the Red Devils in all competitions last season.

Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen

Meanwhile, Rashford has now seen the back of the net 24 times in 36 games for Man United so far this season and he may even score more before the conclusion of the current campaign.

The English player is the best offensive player in the world in 2023. Since the World Cup, Rashford has scored more goals than any other player in the top five European leagues.

Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen

On the other hand, Victor Osimhen has been a standout for Napoli this season, but United striker Marcus Rashford has been even more influential for his team with more goals and assists.

Victor Osimhen has also been in top form for Napoli since the beginning of the season.

The Nigeria International could become the first African player to win the Serie A Golden Boot if he continues with his brilliant form.

Osimhen is the current highest goalscorer in the Serie A with 18 goals, He has played in all 23 games for Napoli this season, scoring 21 times and assisting on five more. Before the season is out, he is expected to have scored more goals for the Serie A club.

Osimhen scored twice in a match against Torino, both through headers for his 11th goal of the season.

The Nigerian then became the first player in Serie A this season with over 20 goals as he accomplished a brace of headed goals in a single match for the second time in 2023 by connecting effectively with Mathias Olivera’s floating ball six minutes after the interval.

The striker for the Super Eagles has been crucial to Napoli’s title bid this season, having returned from an injury at the perfect moment.

The 24-year-old Nigerian star has been on fire, especially in the second half of the season, scoring 15 goals, tied with Erling Haaland of Manchester City and trailing only Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (16 goals).

What’s next for Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen?

Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen

Rashford, the English footballer will represent England’s national team in their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifier when the Three Lions face Italy on Thursday, 23rd of March, 2023, and Ukraine on Sunday 26th of March, 2023.

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen will also represent the Super Eagles in the African Cup of Nations qualifier when they face Guinea Bissau on Friday, 24th of March, 2023, on match day 3 of 6, and the same Nation on Monday, 27th of March, 2023, on match day 4 of 6.

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