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5 greatest Manchester United strikers of all time

Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United
Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United
Abhinav Anand
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Modified 06 May 2021
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Manchester United is big club with a successful history. They have won every trophy that a football club could possibly lay their hands on.

Some of the world's best players have been a part of the English giants, and have graced it with their excellent performances. In recent times, Manchester United have not been a consistent outfit, but there is no denying that top players still want to play for the club.

Five greatest Manchester United strikers of all time

Some incredible strikers have scored mind-boggling number of goals for this historic club, etching their names in the club's illustrious history. On that note, let's have a look at the five greatest strikers to have turned up for Manchester United.


#5 Ruud van Nistelrooy

Ruud van Nistelrooy was a prolific striker.
Ruud van Nistelrooy was a prolific striker.

One of the best strikers in the world during his prime, Ruud van Nistelrooy was a prolific forward who scored goals for fun.

The Netherlands international scored 77 goals in all competitions for PSV Eindhoven, which prompted Manchester United to spend £25.5 million in 2001 to acquire his services.

Van Nistelrooy proved to be an instant hit, scoring on his Manchester United debut against arch-rivals Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

Van Nistelrooy made 219 appearances in all competitions across five seasons for Manchester United, scoring 150 goals. He won the Premier League once and secured the Premier League Golden Boot in 2002-03. He departed the club in acrimonious circumstances, though, joining La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2006.


#4 Andy Cole

Andy Cole
Andy Cole

Andy Cole is the third-highest goalscorer in Premier League history, a testament to his longevity and quality at the highest level.

A product of the Arsenal academy, Cole made his name at Newcastle United. The England international scored 68 goals in 84 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies before joining Manchester United in 1995 for a then-British record transfer fee of £7 million.

Cole enjoyed a very productive stint with Manchester United, with his forward partnership with Dwight Yorke key to the club's success.

Andy Cole played 275 games for the Old Trafford outfit, scoring 121 goals. He was part of the Manchester United team that won the continental treble in 1999 before departing the club in 2001 to join Blackburn Rovers.


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Published 04 May 2021
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