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Top four Manchester United players to score in six consecutive Premier League matches

Published at :February 24, 2024 at 11:02 PM
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Rohit Sarkar

Some of the best players in Manchester United’s history

The legacy of Manchester United is more than mere football glory, embodying a rich tapestry of tradition, triumphs, and global impact. Founded in 1878, the club’s illustrious history is registered with unprecedented success, including 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, and three UEFA Champions League triumphs.

Under iconic figures like Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, United became famous for attacking flair, youth development, and a fighting spirit. United’s fervent fanbase, known as the “Red Devils,” forms a global fraternity united by passion and pride.

Manchester United’s recent struggles under Erik ten Hag have cast a shadow over the club’s illustrious history. Despite high expectations, the team has faltered on the field, facing setbacks and inconsistency that have left fans disheartened. With disappointing performances and lacklustre results, United find themselves mired in the middle of the Premier League table, currently languishing in sixth place.

The once-dominant force in English football now finds itself in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, as controversies and internal strife add to the woes. Supporters are left frustrated as the team fails to recapture its former glory, raising questions about leadership, tactics, and the future direction of the club. However, they do have something to cheer for off late due to the goal-scoring exploits. Let us take a look at the top four Manchester United players to score in six Premier League matches in a row.

4. Eric Cantona: 1995-96 Season

Eric Cantona, the enigmatic Frenchman, graced Old Trafford with his sublime talent during the 1995–96 season, leaving an imprint on Manchester United’s illustrious history. Renowned for his audacious skill and unparalleled charisma, Cantona mesmerised fans with his flair and finesse on the pitch. His remarkable consistency saw him net goals in six consecutive Premier League matches.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo: 2007-08

Few names evoke as much reverence as Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese sensation took the world by storm during the 2007–08 season, dazzling spectators with his electrifying pace and clinical finishing. Ronaldo’s unparalleled ability to find the back of the net saw him achieve the feat of scoring in six consecutive Premier League matches, cementing his legacy as one of Manchester United’s greatest-ever players.

2. Rasmus Hojlund: 2023-24

Amidst the fervour of modern football, a new star emerged at Old Trafford in the form of Rasmus Hojlund. The Danish prodigy showcased his immense talent during the 2023–24 season, impressing fans with his blistering pace and innate goal-scoring instinct. Hojlund’s meteoric rise saw him achieve the rare feat of scoring in six consecutive Premier League matches, signalling the dawn of a new era of excellence at Manchester United.

1. Ruud van Nistelrooy: 2001-02, 2002-03 & 2005-06

No discussion of Manchester United’s greatest goal-scorers would be complete without paying homage to Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Dutch striker displayed lethal precision in front of goal, terrorising defences with his clinical finishing and impeccable positioning. Van Nistelrooy’s unparalleled consistency saw him achieve the remarkable feat of scoring in six consecutive Premier League matches across three seasons (2001/02, 2002/03, and 2005/06), registering his name in footballing folklore as one of the greatest goal-scorers of all time.

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