Legislation, Ruud, Rooney, Ronaldo: Which strikers can rival Rashford’s exceptional run?

DENIS LAW (1963/64)

22 objectives in 14 video games

Arguably probably the most supreme of all United’s goal-getters, Legislation was in his imperial section in 1963/64, scoring a club-record 46 objectives in 42 video games on his solution to the Ballon d’Or crown. No-one might hold the Scotsman quiet for lengthy, however his most efficient spell got here in early 1964, as hat-tricks in opposition to Bristol Rovers, Sporting Membership and Sunderland helped him to an unbelievable 22 objectives throughout 14 video games – and he failed to seek out the scoresheet in two of these! What’s maybe most astounding is that United completed second on the finish of that time period, whereas Legislation didn’t even have the Golden Boot to console him, as Tottenham’s Jimmy Greaves took that individual prize.


16 objectives in 14 video games

George Greatest, Brian McClair, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke all had memorable goalscoring spells however we have now to fast-forward virtually 4 many years for the subsequent really nice United run. In his first season in English soccer, and after a 12 months out with the knee harm that had postponed his transfer from PSV Eindhoven, Van Nistelrooy hit exceptional kind earlier than Christmas as United recovered from the early-season hunch which might finally see us fall quick within the title race. Ruud discovered the online in 14 of the 15 video games he performed between 17 November and 19 January, together with a treble versus Southampton and a run of eight straight scoring video games within the Premier League – a file he wouldn’t take lengthy to interrupt…