Top strikers MU reached the highest scoring rate since 2000

Since 2000, MU has witnessed many talented strikers at Old Trafford. So who is the highest scorer?

1. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 0.68 (150 goals, 219 matches)

Leading the list is Dutch striker Van Nistelrooy, one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history.

Van Nistelrooy made this impressive scoring rate in a short time and although MU only won a single championship, it is still an admirable achievement.

2. Robin van Persie – 0.55 (58 goals, 105 matches)

One of Sir Alex Ferguson’s best signings ever. Right in the first year of the MU shirt, Van Persie helped the team win the 13th Premier League crown thanks to impressive scoring goals.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 0.55 (29 goals, 53 matches)

Jose Mourinho brought Ibrahimovic back in the 2016/17 season to turn into an unexpectedly effective transfer. Even injury problems cannot reduce the spectacular goal he created in his first year (28).

4. Wayne Rooney – 0.45 (253 goals, 559 matches)

Many believe that Rooney has only become MU’s all-time leading goalscorer because he played many games, but this fourth place is evidence of the opposite.

Rooney still achieved a good scoring rate even when playing in midfield in the final stage at the “Red Devils”.

5. Andy Cole – 0.44 (121 goals, 275 matches)

Cole was one of the best strikers in Premier League history at the time when United won 5 championships.

6. Romelu Lukaku – 0.44 (42 goals, 96 matches)

The former Chelsea player should not be underestimated, as statistics over the two seasons show that he has outperformed Solskjaer, Sheringham and Tevez in terms of goal ratio.

7. Dwight Yorke – 0.43 (65 goals, 152 matches)

Yorke is not as appreciated as other MU strikers, but in the treble winning season, he won the Premier League Golden Boot.

8. Dimitar Berbatov – 0.38 (56 goals, 149 matches)

Berbatov went through a glorious 2010/11 campaign with three hat-tricks, including five goals against Blackburn and the top scorer.

9. Javier Hernandez – 0.38 (59 goals, 157 matches)

In 4 years at MU under Fergie, “Chicharito” was especially effective in 2012/13 season with 18 goals in 36 matches.

10. Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Carlos Tevez, Louis Saha – 0.34

Solskjaer scored 126 after 366 matches with lots of goals from the bench. Tevez, meanwhile, has 34 goals in 99 matches, while Saha needs 124 matches to score 42 goals.

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