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Man United players who scored during a World Cup

Since the first World Cup was held in 1930, Manchester United has been represented by several players who have gone on to score during the tournament.

As the 2022 Qatar World Cup approaches, United will be represented by several players in their national teams. These include Cristiano Ronaldo, David De Gea, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba.

The Qatar 2022 World Cup has attracted a large following, and sportsbooks are taking advantage of these. Various sportsbooks are giving some of the best World Cup bet offers to attract more gamblers. As the games get near with each passing day, the stakes for whichever country will win are getting higher. 

This article highlights some of the United players who have scored goals in former World Cup games.

Honourable Mentions

1. Wayne Rooney 

Wayne Rooney is a man who needs no introduction. The English footballer has been a star player for both United and the England national team for many years. 

One of Rooney’s most iconic moments came at the 2010 World Cup, where he scored a memorable goal against rivals Argentina. That goal helped England to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament, and it is something that fans will never forget. 

2. Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is a man of many talents. Not only is he an excellent striker for United, but he also proved his worth on the international stage at the 2018 World Cup.

Rashford first came onto the scene in 2016 when he scored two goals on his debut for United. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League.

In 2018, Rashford was given the opportunity to represent England at the World Cup. He took full advantage of this opportunity, scoring a crucial goal against Colombia in the last 16. This goal helped England progress to the quarter-finals, where they eventually lost to Croatia.

3. Nani

Nani (Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for A-League club Melbourne Victory.

He is best known for his time at United, where he won four Premier League titles, the Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup. Nani also represented Portugal at the 2014 World Cup, where he scored one of the team’s goals in their group stage victory over Ghana.

4. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is a name that is well-known in the world of football. He is a French professional footballer who plays for United and the France national team.

Pogba is known for his technical ability, vision, and passing range. He has been described as “a complete midfielder” by former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Pogba represented France at youth level before making his senior international debut in 2013. He was a member of the French team that won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and he also represented his country at UEFA Euro 2016, where they reached the final.

Pogba is one of only eight players who have won the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup. He was named to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Team of the Tournament after scoring in France’s 4–2 victory over Croatia in the final.

Players that have won the World cup while at Man United

There have been a few players who have won the World Cup while playing for United. Some of these players are:

1. Bobby Charlton – Charlton won the World Cup in 1966 while playing for his national team, England.
2. Fabien Barthez – He was in the 1998 World Cup and helped his national team, France, to win against Brazil in the finals.
3. Laurent Blanc – Blanc was in the same winning team as Barthez in 1998.
4. Kleberson – He was in the 2002 World Cup and helped in Brazil’s victory over Turkey in the semi-final and final against Germany.
5. Gerard Pique – He won with Spain in the 2010 World Cup after beating Netherlands in the finals.

Conclusion

United regularly produce football legends. Some of these great players have been in the FIFA World Cup games and have helped their national teams to progress in the stages and even win the World Cup trophy.