Harry Kane targets Wayne Rooney record in Manchester United clash

Harry Kane will be out to break a Premier League away goalscoring record against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The England captain is starting to find his feet after a relatively slow start to the domestic season and now boasts 10 goals from 25 appearances in the 2021-22 Premier League.

Six of Kane’s 10 efforts in the top flight this season have come away from home, taking him up to 93 goals from 137 Premier League matches on rival territory.

Only Wayne Rooney (94) has struck more away goals than Kane in the competition, and a brace at Old Trafford would see the Spurs man become the new record holder in that category.

Kane passed Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of 175 goals in the 5-0 win over Everton on Monday, with the 28-year-old now sat sixth in the all-time charts with 176 – just one behind Frank Lampard.

However, Kane only has four goals to his name from 16 previous meetings with Man United in all competitions – two of which came in the 6-1 win at Old Trafford last term.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive Premier League matches against Spurs for the first time since a run of four between April 2009 and October 2010.

Spurs have however won two of their last three Premier League matches at Man Utd (L1), as many as they had in their first 26 visits to Old Trafford in the competition (W2 D3 L21).

Cristiano Ronaldo has been involved in seven goals in his last five Premier League matches against Spurs, scoring four and providing three assists. He has both scored and assisted against them in three different matches in this run.

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