One of the most well-liked and prosperous teams in the premier league is Manchester United. Old Trafford, in the English region of Greater Manchester, is home to the Red Devils. The Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system, is where the team participates. Newton Heath LYR Football Club, which was established in 1878, was renamed Manchester United in 1902. In 1910, the team relocated from Newton Heath to Old Trafford, where it now plays.
Manchester United have won a lot of trophies, to mention some, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, 21 FA Community Shields and three UEFA Champions League. Many players contributed to this success with their fantastic Goals, good defending and excellent saves. Without further ado, this article will be taking us through the all-time top scorers of Red Devils.
Here below are the players with the number of goals they scored for Manchester United.
5. Dennis Viollet (179 goals)
When he was a member of Manchester United, Dennis Violet scored goals frequently. Viollet started out in the ranks and made his breakthrough in 1953. He was a Munich air disaster survivor and a member of the Busby Babes. The following season, Viollet played in 36 games and scored 32 goals. Viollet remained a Red Devil until 1962, at which point he transferred to Stoke City. For Manchester United, the forward made 293 appearances and 179 goals.
4. Jack Rowley (211 Goals)
For 17 years, Jack Rowley worked for Manchester United. In 1937, Rowley relocated from Bournemouth to Manchester United. With the Red Devils, he later won the FA Cup and the 1951–52 Football League. The man known as “The Gunner” played 424 times for Manchester United and netted 211 goals.
3. Denis Law (237 goals)
When Denis Law transferred from Torino to Manchester United in 1962, he smashed the British transfer record. Law, a member of the “United Trinity,” was crucial to Manchester’s 1960s heyday. In 1965 and 1967, he contributed to the Red Devils’ First Division League championship victories. When the forward won the coveted Ballon d’Or in 1964, he also made history by becoming the lone Scottish player to hold the honor. The Scottish player spent 11 years with the team, appearing 404 times and tallying 237 goals.
2. Sir Bobby Charlton (249 goals)
For more than 50 years, Sir Bobby Charlton held the record for scoring the most goals in United history. At Manchester United, Charlton rose through the ranks before making his senior debut in 1956. The forward led the team after surviving the Munich Air accident. At United, Charlton won the FA Cup and two League championships. When Manchester United defeated Benfica in the 1968 European Championship final, the World Cup winner Charlton helped his club to victory. Charlton scored twice in that game. Charlton played 758 times for United throughout the course of his more than 15-year career, making 249 goals, and winning the Ballon d’Or in 1966.
1. Wayne Rooney (253 goals)
Wayne Rooney was already one of the league’s top players at the age of 18 when he transferred from Everton to Manchester United. His performance lived up to the high expectations placed on him when he joined Manchester United, scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League on his first outing. Rooney has now gone on to win 11 major championships with the Red Devils, including five league championships and one Champions League. In 2017, the former United captain broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for most goals scored for the team. Wazza, as he was often referred to, played 559 times for Manchester United and netted 253 goals.