Greenwood, Martial and Rashford.

Where do the Reds strikers stand in the goal charts?

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 holds off Brandon Williams.
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.

Name Club Goals in all comps
Sergio Aguero Man City 23
Raul Jimenez Wolves 22
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 20
Mo Salah Liverpool 20
Raheem Sterling Man City 20
MARCUS RASHFORD UNITED 19
Jamie Vardy Leicester 19
Danny Ings Southampton 18
Gabriel Jesus Man City 18
Sadio Mane Liverpool 18
Harry Kane Tottenham 17
ANTHONY MARTIAL UNITED 16
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 16
Tammy Abraham Chelsea 15
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 15
Diogo Jota Wolves 15
MASON GREENWOOD UNITED 12
Richarlison Everton 12
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 11
Teemu Pukki Norwich 11
Chris Wood Burnley 11
Gabriel Martinelli  Arsenal  10 

Stats correct as of 27 March 2020.

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