Manchester United issue an apology to 'forgotten legend' after wrong post

Manchester United beat Norwich by 4-0 last weekend, as Marcus Rashford scored a brace. The 22-year-old is having a brilliant season at the club, as the forward has scored 14 goals in the league and 19 overall for United this season. It was Rashford's 200th appearance for the Red Devils, as he became the fourth youngest to achieve this milestone.

While Rashford is the fourth youngest to complete 200 appearances, at that time everyone thought he is 3rd youngest. The wrong information which circulated all over social media stated that only Ryan Giggs and George Best completed 200 appearances at a younger age than Rashford.

Even Manchester United and Marcus Rashford posted this stat, but they forgot the youngest to achieve the feat, Norman Whiteside. The former Northern Ireland international completed 200 appearances for the club when he was just 21 years and three months old. The mistake was pointed out by none other than the wife of the former Manchester United hero.

Norman Whiteside (Image Courtesy: Mansfield Town)

The club accepted their mistake and issued an apology to the 54-year-old who is also the youngest to play in a World Cup. Manchester United wrote under the subheading "Apologies Big Norm" that they had committed a mistake by omitting his name.

"The initial version of this article had incorrectly omitted club legend Norman Whiteside, who made his 200th United appearance against Leicester City on 6 September 1986 (not counting four matches in the Screen Sports Super Cup). That means the Old Trafford favourite is the youngest player to register 200 competitive outings for the club, which is an incredible achievement. Apologies, Norman. We owe you one!"

Even Marcus Rashford realized that he had made a mistake by not giving due credit to Whiteside. The forward wrote an appreciation tweet for the former Northern Ireland International.

"Appreciation tweet for the great Norman Whiteside. Never to be overlooked." Rashford tweeted

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