21/04/2013 11:46, Report by B Hibbs & A O'Connor
Video: 19 league scorers
Earlier in the season while Robin van Persie was banging in the goals at a rapid rate, some claimed United were a one-man team. Yet Michael Carrick’s opener at Stoke and Antonio Valencia's tap-in at West Ham made them the Reds' 18th and 19th Barclays Premier League goalscorers this term - a club record.
It's also a Premier League-equalling feat (City did it in 2008/09 and Spurs achieved it the following season), and our video charts each of the 19 players getting in on the goalscoring act. It’s also a friendly nudge to the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who could neatly round the tally up to 20 before the season is out (Ashley Young is also without a league goal but is out for the rest of the season through injury).
United's 19 goal-getters beat the 17 Reds league scorers in the 2006/2007 and 2009/2010 campaigns. The defence has weighed in with 12 goals this term - Patrice Evra leads the way with four - while Shinji Kagawa has contributed five goals to the midfield's total of 16, and van Persie has scored half of the strikers' 42-goal haul.
Here’s a rundown of United's league scorers: Van Persie (21), Rooney (12), Hernandez (8), Kagawa (5), Evra (4), Evans, Rafael (3), Cleverley, Giggs (2), Welbeck, Anderson, Fletcher, Nani, Powell, Scholes, Büttner, Vidic, Carrick, Valencia (1).
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