Which massive milestone will we reach in 2020/21?

Saturday 05 September 2020 08:00

There are always new milestones to look forward to each season, but Manchester United are poised to hit a particularly significant one during the upcoming 2020/21 campaign: the club's 10,000th goal across all competitions.

The 20-times champions of England are currently perched on 9,994, having added 112 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2019/20, with Anthony Martial leading the way by supplying a career-best 23.
But who will get the magical 10,000th to take our goalscoring into five figures, 142 years into the club's history?
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Of course, United was formed as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, and not all records have been kept since that date. So the reality is that we probably passed the real 10,000th goal some years ago.
Our current recorded tally began in 1886, with two Jack Doughty goals in a 2-2 draw against Fleetwood Rangers in the FA Cup.
We had to wait until 1907 to reach 1,000, but the good news since is that our scoring rates seem to be getting faster as time progresses – no doubt helped by the ever-increasing number of games and competitions in the football calendar.
We went from 8,000 to 9,000 goals in less than nine years between 2001 and 2010, and strikes by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Wayne Rooney versus Leeds United and West Ham United, respectively.
Last season saw us become the first Premier League side in the rebranded division's 28-year history to reach 2,000 goals, when Scott McTominay fired home the opener in a 3-1 win at Norwich City. But 2020/21 is poised to see us hit the monstrous number 10,000 across all competitions.

Here's a full rundown of how we reached the milestones building up to the 10,000-mark...

GOAL 1,000:
Sandy Turnbull v Bolton, 26.01.1907
GOAL 2,000: Frank Barson v Aston Villa, 02.10.1926
GOAL 3,000: Johnny Morris v Sheffield United, 26.05.1947
GOAL 4,000: Tommy Taylor v Birmingham City, 07.09.1957
GOAL 5,000: George Best v West Ham United, 06.05.1967
GOAL 6,000: Sammy McIlroy v Stoke City, 29.09.1979
GOAL 7,000: Brian McClair v Nottingham Forest, 12.04.1992
GOAL 8,000: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer v Leeds United, 27.10.2001
GOAL 9,000: Wayne Rooney v West Ham United, 28.08.2010

Get ready for next season. Our 2020/21 home and away kits are available now from United Direct.