Mason Greenwood goal numbers embarrass the majority of Manchester United's players

You need only see Manchester United’s goal difference of ‘0’ to see that this season, something has gone badly wrong.

The totally forgettable 2021/22 campaign saw many players take a huge step backwards, and the top scorers chart says quite a lot.

Mason Greenwood goal numbers

Mason Greenwood was dumped from Manchester United’s first team after his arrest in late January. United released a statement declaring his indefinite suspension until further notice, which remains ongoing.

And yet, with the season over, Greenwood ends the 2021/22 season as Manchester United’s third highest goalscorer in all competitions with six goals.

It’s hard to pick out quite what is the worst out of this. Six goals is not even particularly high.

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And despite not playing a minute for United since late January, only Cristiano Ronaldo (24 goals) and Bruno Fernandes (10 goals) scored more.

The rest of the players should hang their heads in shame for their woeful contribution. Even Fernandes can’t be happy at barely outscoring Greenwood by four goals, he too has taken a step backwards this season.

Gone backwards

There have been a few significantly alarming drop-offs. Edinson Cavani scored 17 goals last season, and end this season with only two goals.

Cavani has been injured frequently, but when he has played, he has barely made an impact. He made 20 total appearances. He is set to depart as a free agent.

Marcus Rashford also saw a collapse in form. Last season he scored 21 goals for United, and managed just five goals this season.

While he missed the first few weeks, Rashford made 32 total appearances for his five goals. He ended the season a broken player, with it unclear whether he can be fixed.

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Anthony Elanga was United’s breakout star, but managed only three goals, the last of which came away at Atletico Madrid. He needs a break, as it was disappointing he failed to kick on after that.

Scott McTominay scored only twice, after netting seven the previous year. Jadon Sancho only scored four goals, a disappointing return from last summer’s big money signing. He will hope to significantly improve next season.

The only player to actually improve in front of goal was Fred, who had a pretty low bar. He scored four goals, doubling his previous best season.

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