Greenwood, Martial and Rashford.

Where do the Reds strikers stand in the goal charts?

Friday 27 March 2020 13:31

Back in a simpler time, the top goalscorers chart was based on players' strikes for their club in all competitions - not just the Premier League.

At least, that's how I remember it on Ceefax and in several publications around that era.

So I looked into where Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood stand on this list and, considering some of the talk in the summer about the club possibly lacking an out-and-out no.9, they do pretty well.

Rashford would certainly have broken the 20-goal barrier but for his back injury while United are one of only three Premier League sides to have three players in double figures, the others being Liverpool and Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero, in action against Brandon Williams, leads the scoring charts this season.

Martial has missed some games due to injury but still outscored the likes of Tammy Abraham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who have rightly gained plenty of plaudits, while Greenwood, at 18, has already set his stall out with an impressive 12 goals in all competitions. This tally puts him one in front of Liverpool's Brazil international centre-forward Roberto Firmino.

Leading the way is Manchester City's prolific marksman, Sergio Aguero, who is narrowly ahead of Wolves attacker Raul Jimenez.

Considering the average age of United's three leading goal-getters is only 21.3, the fact they have each contributed so much could be a sign that the work under legendary finisher Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is paying off.

And the competition between them in terms of hitting the back of the net, now aided by Odion Ighalo since his loan arrival, promises to be really healthy in the future.

Stats correct as of 27 March 2020.

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