5 Manchester United stars who have never scored at Anfield
Last Sunday, with his hat trick, Sergio Aguero reached 160 EPL goals and he currently sits 8th on the all-time list of EPL top scorers. However, quite astonishingly, he is yet to break his duck at Anfield. He has made 10 appearances at Anfield but has failed to score every time.
He is not alone though. Quite a few top-notch players who have played for the red side of Manchester too failed to find the joy of scoring at Anfield. It is not an easy place to go to anyway, but when it comes to Manchester United’s visit, the atmosphere gets gallons of extra vitriol, making it tough for opposition players to focus.
Ryan Giggs, for example, has gone on record to call it the toughest place to play at. Mikaël Silvestre, who won 4 league titles with Manchester United, went a step further. He had this to say about visiting Anfield:
You feel like you're going to hell. You are not welcome and you can feel the hate for sure. It's a hostile environment and it's a good occasion to see how you react in adversity.
Here are 5 United players who failed to score at Anfield.
#5 Eric Cantona
The King. He came, he saw, he conquered? Well, not quite. Neither with Leeds United nor with Manchester United was Cantona able to score at Anfield. It, however, could have been very different. A year before United signed him, Liverpool had a chance to do so. However, Liverpool's then manager turned him down, calling him a 'problem player'. Cantona went on to play a key role in kick-starting Manchester United's dominance in domestic football, an era which lasted 20 years.
Though he didn't score at Anfield, he still gave enough grief to Liverpool fans by scoring an 86th-minute winner in the 1996 FA cup final. Yes, the game where Liverpool’s ‘Spice Boys’ entered the Wembley wearing cream-colored suits.