Ranking the top 10 Manchester United forwards of all time
With Cristiano Ronaldo being 7th in the list, who is the greatest frontman ever to play for Manchester United?
Football's a game in which all the positions command equal importance. A slight degradation in any of the areas is enough to make a team suffer in terms of results. However, in spite of the equal gravity they deserve, the midfielders and defenders always find themselves in the shadow of their forwards, solely for the fact that they create and score most of the goals.
Every great club on this planet has a bunch of astronomic attackers to boast about in their history and Manchester United is no different from them. The Red Devils have seen a number of peerless forwards grace their ranks throughout their sparkling history.
On that note, let's rank ten of their greatest frontmen to see who comes out on top.
#10 Jack Rowley
Not many of Manchester United's supporters might know about Jack Rowley; at least not those who started supporting the club in the recent decades. One of the only four players to score over 200 goals for the club, the Englishman was fondly nicknamed 'The Gunner', thanks to his explosive goal-scoring exploits.
Deployed as a left winger who eventually evolved into a center-forward, Rowley was excellent in the air and possessed a cannon of a left foot that oozed goals with sheer power. He scored 12 hattricks in his career, twice setting the record for goals in a league season (25 in 1946/47 and 30 in 1952/53).
In 12 seasons with Manchester United, Jack Rowley found the net 211 times in 421 appearances for the Red Devils.