Manchester united player, Anthony Martial became one of the premier league players to score 50 premier league goals at a lesser appearance with his goal against premier league newbies, Southampton, after a 2-2 draw. The match was a heartbreaking one for Manchester united as Southampton equalized at just the injury time due to defensive lapses.
We will be taking a look at Top 5 Manchester united players who are still ahead of him in the 50 goal hallmark with lesser appearance.
5) Wayne Rooney :
Wayne Rooney was an outstanding player for Manchester united during his time as a forward with the greater Manchester Club. He signed for Manchester united during the 2004 premier league campaign from from his boyhood club, Everton.
He also has the record for the most goals for Manchester united. He however, expects his Manchester united record of 253 goals to stand the test of time, because players rarely spend as long as he did at at one club now.
He reached the 50 goal hallmark with 122 appearances for the club, and is 5th on our list. What a wonderful player he was for Manchester united.
4)Andy Cole :
Cole played for Manchester united from 1995-2001. He had 195 appearances for the club and went on to score 93 goals for Manchester united.
His first full season in 1995-96 with Manchester united proved to be difficult, as he struggled to replicate his trademark form.
He made his last appearance for the club in the UEFA celebration match coming on at half-time for a friendly between Manchester united and European XI, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the European community and 50 years of Manchester united in the European cup.
He however, reached the 50 goal record with 120 appearance, and is 4th on our list.
3) Ole Gunnar Solsjaer :
OGS as he is fondly called made his Manchester united debut on 25 August 1996.
Solsjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester united between 1996 - 2007 and also managed the club's reserve team until the season end of 2010.
He was known for his never-give-up spirit, often netting late goals when most needed needed to help Manchester united win Trophies and claim vital points.
He relunctantly called time on his United playing career later on.
He reached the 50 goal hallmark with 110 appearances for the club, and is 3rd on our list.
2) Eric Cantona :
Eric Cantona was always an enigmatic figure and there had been warnings in the past. He is most remembered many years on, for the kung-fu kick he launched at Crystal palace Fan Mattew Simmons moments after being sent off at Selhurst park, this was one of football's most extraordinary events, even by the standard of football's football's melodrama's. He was only a manchester united player for a relatively short time. But it was long enough.
He reached the 50 goal record with 101 appearances, and is 2nd on our list.
1) Ruud Van Nistelroy :
Nistelroy was without doubts one of Manchester united's deadliest forward.
He had 150 appearance for the club, and went on to score 95 goals with 14 assists.
He one three UEFA Champions league cup and one premier league cup while with United.
Hw left because of a controversial Cristiano Ronaldo comment.
He is one of united greatest forwards, reaching the 50 goal hallmark with just 68 games! He was indeed a threat to defenders and goal keepers.
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