Manchester United have produced many great goal-scorers in their long history, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton have made names for themselves representing the Manchester side. But who are the players with the most goals of all time for Manchester United?
Manchester United have won more trophies than any other club in English football, United have won a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields. United have also won three European Cups/UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World. Check out the Manchester United all-time top 20 goalscorers in all competitions.
20. Joe Cassidy - 100 goals
The Scottish forward Joe Cassidy had two spells at United while the club was still known as Newton Heath. Joe Cassidy made 174 appearances across two spells for Newton Heath(Manchester United) scoring 100 goals
19. Sandy Turnbull - 101 goals
Sandy Turnbull joined Manchester United from city rival Manchester City in 1906. He scored 101 goals in 275 appearances winning 2 first division titles and 1 FA Cup.
18. Cristiano Ronaldo - 121 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Portuguese side Sporting CP in 2003 for a transfer fee worth £12.24. The Portuguese international made 293 appearances and scored 118 in six years winning nine trophies with the Red Devils in his first spell: 3 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup, 1 Community Shield and 1 FIFA Club World Cup. He was awarded the 2008 Ballon d'Or award before moving to Real Madrid for £80million in 2019, where he further won four Ballon d'Or awards. He has scored three goals on his return to the team to take his tally to 121 goals
17. Andrew Cole - 121 goals
Andrew Cole moved to Manchester United on 10 January 1995 in a deal worth £7 million. The former England international made 275 appearances, and scored 121 goals in all competitions. He lifted 9 trophies during his stay: 5 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 2 FA Cups, and 1 Charity Shield.
16. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - 126 goals
He joined Manchester United from Norwegian side in 1996 for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. The Baby-faced Assassin, made 366 appearances for United, and scored 126 goals during a successful period for the club. He won 6 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 2 FA Cup, 2 Community Shield, and 1 Intercontinental Cup.
15. Brian McClair - 127 goals
Brian McClair moved to Manchester United from Scottish side Celtic in 1987. The former Scotland International made 471 appearances in his 11-years spell with United and scored 127 goals. He won 14 trophies:4 Premier League titles, 1 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 2 FA Cups, 1 League Cup, and 5 FA Charity Shields
14. Tommy Taylor - 131 goals
Tommy Taylor moved to Manchester United from Barnsley in March 1953 for a fee worth £29,999. The former England international scored 137 goals in 191 appearances. He won 2 first division titles and 2 FA Charity Shields. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster.
13. David Herd - 145 goals
David Herd moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in July 1961 for £35,000. He spent seven years at Old Trafford, he scored 145 goals in 265 appearances. He won 2 Football League First Division titles, 1 European Cup, 1 FA Cup and 1 FA Charity Shield.
12. Stan Pearson - 148 goals
Pearson was promoted to first team in 1937 after spending two years in the youth set up. He scored 148 goals in 343 appearances for United before moving to Bury in 1954. He won the FA Cup and the League title with United
11. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 150 goals
Nistelrooy joined United from PSV in 2001 in a deal worth £19 million. He was an instant hit for United in his first season, scoring 23 league goals and 10 Champions League goals. The former Dutch international won 1 Premier League title, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup and 1 FA Community Shield.
10. Paul Scholes - 155 goals
Paul Scholes started from Manchester United academy before being promoted to the senior team in 1993. The former England international made 718 appearances for United across two spells, and scored 155 goals. He won 11 Premier League titles, 2 UEFA Champions League, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 5 FA Community Shield, 1 intercontinental Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.
9. Mark Hughes - 163 goals
Hughes was promoted to the senior side in 1980 after two years in the youth side. The former Wales international made 467 appearances for United across two spells and scored 163 goals in all competitions. He won 2 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 1 League Cups ,1 European Cup Winners' Cups, 1 European Super Cup and 3 FA Charity Shield
8. Ryan Giggs - 168 goals
Ryan Giggs joined Manchester United from Manchester City academy in 1987 aged 14. He made his professional debut for United in 1991 and went on to make 963 appearances for United scoring 168 goals. He holds the record for the most Premier League titles wins with 13, he also won 2 UEFA Champions League, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 9 FA Community Shield
7. Joe Spence - 168 goals
Joe Spence spent 14 years with Manchester United before moving to join Bradford City. He made 510 appearances and scored 168 goals for United, Spence failed to win any major honours and Manchester United was relegated twice in his 14 years stay.
6. George Best - 179 goals
George Best was promoted to the first team from the academy in 1963 and went on to make 470 appearances for United, and scored 179 goals. He won 2 Football League First Division titles, 2 Charity shield and 1 European Cup.
5. Dennis Viollet - 179 goals
Dennis Viollet is Manchester United fifth highest goalscorer of all time with 179 goals in 293 appearances. He won 2 Football League First Division titles.
4. Jack Rowley - 211 goals
Jack Rowley comes in as Manchester United fourth leading goalscorer of all time with 211 goals in 424 appearances. He won 1 Football League First Division, 1 FA Cup and 1 FA Charity Shield.
3. Dennis Law - 237 goals
Denis law is United third highest goal scorer of all time with 237 goals in 404 appearances in a career spanning 11 years. He won 2 Football League First Division titles, 1 FA Cup, 2 Charity Shield and 1 European Cup.
2. Bobby Charlton - 249 goals
Bobby Charlton was Manchester United top scorer of all time with 249 goals from 758 until Wayne Rooney surpassed his record with his 250th goal against Stoke City On 21 January 2017. He won 3 Football League First Division titles, 1 FA Cup, 4 Charity Cup, 1 European Cup
1. Wayne Rooney - 253 goals
Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading scorer with 253 goals in 559 appearances. The former England international is the only player to have scored 250 or more goals for the Red Devils. He won 16 trophies with the team- 5 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League, 1 FA Cup, 3 EFL Cup, 4 Community Shield and 1 FIFA Club World Cup
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