Manchester United’s top three strikers are ending 2019 on a high.
To see just how good they are, just look around the Premier League to see how the trio compare.
Marcus Rashford has 16 goals in all competitions, Anthony Martial has 10, and Mason Greenwood can boast of eight. That’s 34 goals between three players.
Remarkably that is more goals than Liverpool trio Sadio Mane (13), Mohamed Salah (12) and Roberto Firmino (8) have managed.
The disparity in league position between the two clubs show that we shouldn’t boast too much about this statistic, but it highlights just how well the United trio are performing.
Arsenal trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (15), Gabriel Martinelli (8) and Alexandre Lacazette (6) also have an inferior record. Chelsea only have one player above six goals.
Only Manchester City (44) have a trio scoring more goals than United’s top three goalscorers.
It could be even better
Mason Greenwood’s goals have come despite him starting just two Premier League games this season.
Anthony Martial meanwhile missed nearly two months of action near the start of the season.
Marcus Rashford should be looking towards the 30 goal mark at this point for the end of the season and Martial should look to cruise past the 20 goal barrier.
Help still needed
The performances of the three players can be pointed to as reasons for United not to be too upset about missing out on Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund.
That might be naïve, as support is still needed. United’s famous 1999 treble team thrived with four top forwards, and we currently only have three.
If one got injured, there is not nearly enough cover especially with a hectic fixture schedule. Another forward should still be signed.
The next nearest player to Mason Greenwood is Dan James on three goals. United need more goal contributions from midfield players.
United could also do with better performances from attacking midfield. The number 10 role has been a problem all season and a new signing, a creative player, could help United’s front three get even better.
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