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5 active Manchester United stars with the most goals for the club

Who is the leading active goal-scorer for Manchester United?
Who is the leading active goal-scorer for Manchester United?

Currently, Manchester United might be struggling as a club but one thing that is assured is the quality of the team. The Red Devils have some fine goal-scorers in their squad. Manchester United have traditionally been blessed with some great attackers as well.

Manchester United have enough quality to revive their season

The Premier League club has received a lot of criticism for not achieving the desired results in recent times. Their poor run of form is due to a combination of incorrect tactics deployed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and certain players not showing up on the pitch.

That being said, Manchester United possesses some wonderful goal-scorers in the team right now. As such, the Red Devils boast enough quality to complete a turnaround at any moment.

Some of these goal-scorers have been at the club for a long time while some have just joined recently. On that note, here we take a look at the highest-scoring Manchester United stars who are currently part of the first-team squad at Old Trafford:

Note: All stats are as per Transfermarkt


#5 Bruno Fernandes (44 goals)

Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League

It is unbelievable how Bruno Fernandes has become such a massive and vital player for Manchester United. Since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, the Portuguese midfielder has been absolutely brilliant for the Red Devils.

With his amazing passing range and vision, Fernandes has been a consistent threat in attack. His instincts and intelligence on the pitch have turned out to be quite fruitful for Manchester United. In his first complete season with the 20-time English league champions, the Portuguese maestro directly contributed to 30 goals.

Bruno Fernandes 🇵🇹 in European competitions for Manchester United:📅 23 games ⚽️ 12 goals 🅰️ 9 assists #MUFC https://t.co/QahTXhFuua

Fernandes remains a very important player in Manchester United's quest to win silverware in the near future. The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder has already scored 44 goals for the Red Devils. It will come as no surprise if he moves up the ranks on the goal-scoring list over the course of the ongoing season.


#4 Juan Mata (51 goals)

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League

The Premier League has seen some fine Spaniards play in it and Juan Mata is certainly one of them. After a stellar spell with Chelsea, the midfielder signed for Manchester United in 2014.

Ever since then, Mata has been an integral part of the club. With his amazing creativity and playmaking abilities, the former Valencia midfielder has done well at Manchester United. Over time, he might have lost his place in the starting eleven but his contributions for the club remain incredible.

Juan Mata has now scored 50 goals for Manchester United 🔴⚫️ https://t.co/OGxu1ssTuk

Mata has scored 51 goals in his Manchester United career, netting some vital strikes in the process. His double against Liverpool at Anfield in 2015 remains one of his best matches in a United jersey.

#3 Anthony Martial (79 goals)

Manchester United v Norwich City - Premier League
Manchester United v Norwich City - Premier League

Manchester United have signed some of the finest youngsters in the past. Anthony Martial was touted to be one of them but it does not look that way right now. After an impressive start to his United career, the Frenchman has struggled with his form on a consistent basis.

The former AS Monaco forward was signed under the management of Louis van Gaal and since then has played under two different managers. Jose Mourinho was quite critical of Martial's attitude and with time it looked like he might be right in his opinion.

The French forward has looked lethargic at times and it hasn't bode well with the Manchester United fans. With that being said, in more than six seasons at United, Martial has scored 79 goals for the Red Devils. The tally propels him to third place on this list.


#2 Marcus Rashford (90 goals)

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

The Premier League is blessed with some amazing English youngsters and Marcus Rashford is right up there with anyone. His off-the-field achievements have been significant and he surely is going to achieve more on the field.

With his blistering pace, quick footwork and knack for scoring goals when desperately needed, Rashford is one of Manchester United's biggest assets. Injuries have marred the speed of his development but he is now fit and raring to go again.

@MarcusRashford @ManUtd @Cristiano @HarryMaguire93 2 goals in 2 games having played just 90 minutes of football so far.This is why we missed you. Welcome back, Marcus! ❤ https://t.co/WAbcBb8DlC

The forward has already scored 90 goals in his Manchester United career and surely he'll be scoring more in the near future. His ability to take on defenders at will is something that will be desperately needed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.


#1 Cristiano Ronaldo (124 goals)

Manchester United v Newcastle United - Premier League
Manchester United v Newcastle United - Premier League

There is no difficulty in predicting Manchester United's current player with the highest number of goals. Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a lot in his career and it was all triggered by his move to United in 2003.

In his first spell with Manchester United, Ronaldo was a menace going forward, almost unstoppable at times. His mind-boggling dribbling skills, superb speed and brilliant ability to find goals made him a superstar at United. He left the Red Devils in 2009 to play for Real Madrid and has only gone on to achieve bigger things in his career.

🗣"Everyone now should know their role, I know my role in the team and it is to score goals and to help the team."Cristiano Ronaldo believes Manchester United can still win silverwear this season https://t.co/BhBjbJCfP9

He returned to Manchester United this summer and it is a dream come true for most Manchester United fans. Cristiano Ronaldo has so far scored 124 goals in his United career and with two more goals he will be surpassing his current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the goal-scoring charts.

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