Manchester United have had a number of talented goal scorers in recent years. From 1992 to the present, all of their top scorers have scored in the double digits in all competitions. In the early 1990s, Eric Cantona, Andy Cole, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were the team's top scorers. These players were able to score at least 15 goals across all competitions. Eric Cantona scored 24 goals in 1993/94, but Andy Cole's 25 goals in 1997/98 were the most by a striker in the 1990s.
Van Nistelrooy dominated the list of Manchester United's top scorers in the early 2000s. From 2001/02 to 2003/04, he was the top scorer of Manchester United. In the 2002/03 season, he set a record with 44 goals. No Manchester United player has ever broken the record. Van Nistelrooy scored at least 30 goals in each of those three seasons to become Manchester United's leading scorer. In the 2007/08 season, Cristiano Ronaldo came close to breaking Nistelrooy's 44-goal record, but he ended up with 42. Wayne Rooney is another well-known name who rose to prominence as Manchester United's leading scorer in the 2000s.
Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's top scorer on four separate occasions in the early 2010s. Wayne Rooney scored at least thirty goals on three different occasions. In the 2009/10 and 2011/12 seasons, he scored 34 goals each. Manchester United had several top scorers in the late 2010s, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku. In the 2020/21 season, Bruno Fernandes scored 28 goals in all competitions for Manchester United.
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