In the summer of 2019, Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced a lot of criticism from the media and pundits for letting his top-scorer leave with age just 26. But that is a reverse of the current feelings at Old Trafford with three exciting talents making it easy for both Lukaku and Sanchez be easily forgotten.
Big Belgian Romelu Lukaku scored 24 goals in all competitions for the the club in his last season and Solskjaer took a risk of letting his highest goalscorer leave, even not including him on his preseason tour, then came a temporary time of inconsistency and lack of results, causing the manager to face more scrutiny.
In a grand style, current Manchester United’s front three of Greenwood, Martial and Rashford have scored a combined 55 goals across all competitions so far, more than the famous and most celebrated Liverpool’s front three of Mané, Salah and Firminho, making them 7th most prolific front three in Europe,a record that didn’t happen during Lukaku’s era.
The trio of United’s leading scorers are only bettered by six Europe’s front three in Bayern Munich’s top three scorers’ total of 83 – Robert Lewandowski has netted 51, Serge Gnabry 20 and Thomas Muller 12.
The other five include Manchester City’s top three with 64 – although they do not all play at the same time. Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have 23 each, with 18 for Gabriel Jesus.
RB Leipzig’s main three scorers have 60 – with 34 for Chelsea-bound Timo Werner, 16 for Marcel Sabitzer and 10 for Emil Forsberg.
Lionel Messi (27), Luis Suarez (16) and Antoine Griezmann (14) have a total of 57 for Barcelona.
But next are United’s three, joint with Juventus trio Cristiano Ronaldo (29), Paulo Dybala (17) and Gonzalo Higuain (9).
Liverpool’s front three of Mané, Salah and Firminho who are making the headlines for winning the Premier league for the club after 30 years of wait a year after winning the clubs sixth Champions league trophy have scored 51 goals so far, with Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Reus who are on 48.
Two of the United’s trio of Martial and Rashford broke a nine-year club record of two players scoring 20 goals a season since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez did in 2011.
With this stats, United are said to be most favourable to have a greater future with a combined age of just 64, the youngest in this league of scorers, with Martial the eldest of this group but aged 24, Rashford 22 and Greenwood just 18.
United boss will be happy he made the earlier decision to let go of Lukaku and Sanchez as these set of players can go a long way as Greenwood is just having his breakthrough season in senior football as more experience awaits the teenager, hence, a greater future and a goal galore from this three for the club in near future.