Manchester United has had the good fortune to have some of the finest strikers in the world over the years. On both the domestic and European fronts, the club has won all there is to gain. Since its inception in 1992, they are the only team in Premier League history to have won the league title 13 times.
Sir Alex Ferguson was able to sign and train incredible strikers into world-class players, allowing them to achieve that fate. Ruud van Nistelrooy is the fifth best striker in Manchester United history.
In 219 appearances for Manchester United, the Dutch sensation scored 150 goals and added 76 assists. Van Nistelrooy won four trophies in five seasons at the club, including the Premier League Golden Boot in 2002-03.
Any Cole is Manchester United’s second best player. The English striker is the third-highest goal scorer in Premier League history, a testament to his tenacity and skill. He appeared in 275 games for United, scoring 121 goals and 56 assists. He was also a member of the United team that won the treble in 1999.
Denis Law is Manchester United’s all-time third-greatest striker. The English striker appeared in 404 games and scored 237 goals. Law became the second Manchester United player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1964, following George Best.
Eric Cantona is United’s second-best player. The Frenchman only stayed at the club for two seasons, but he was a pleasure to watch. Cantona possessed not only finesse, imagination, footwork, and ambitions, but he was also a little insane.
Wayne Rooney is the club’s all-time leading scorer. The incredibly gifted striker helped Manchester United win seven Premier League titles and was a member of the 2008 Champions League-winning team. Rooney scored 253 goals in 559 games for United, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer.