In the modern era of MU, there have been many famous strikers in number 9. Recently, the Manchester Evening News voted on the best people.
1. Andrew Cole
Sir Alex Ferguson made a deal worth 7 million pounds to “rob” Cole from rivals Newcastle in January 1995.
Goals from Cole came immediately, helping MU win 2 Premier League titles and FA Cup in the first 3 years.
When Dwight Yorke appeared, he joined Cole to form a partnership that brought 53 goals in the 1998/99 winning treble season including the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Cole will win two more championships before leaving in 2001, scoring a total of 121 goals, bringing him to 17th in the all-time scoring list of MU.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic spent a short time at MU after moving from PSG in 2016 but was definitely memorable.
The Swedish striker made an immediate impression with 17 goals in the Premier League, 5 in the Europa League – including a hat-trick against St Etienne – and scored twice in the League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley.
His first season ended in a serious knee injury in April. Despite a brief comeback in the next campaign, Ibra’s career here is still incredibly effective.
3. Anthony Martial
Martial twice wore the number 9 shirt, the first time it came in 2015 and again this season after Lukaku’s departure.
Despite many injuries and mostly playing in wide positions, Martial has always been one of the biggest threats on the MU attack. Now, returning to a key role this season, he has scored 16 goals in all competitions.
4. Dimitar Berbatov
Impressive highlights of Berbatov at Old Trafford include a hat-trick against Liverpool in 2010 as well as scoring 5 goals against Blackburn.
The Bulgarian striker scored 56 goals in 4 years at MU, sharing the Golden Boot 2011 with former teammate Carlos Tevez before coming to Fulham in 2012.
5. Romelu Lukaku
Taken by MU in a whopping £ 75million in 2017, the Belgian striker got off to a booming start with a record-setting 10 goals in his first 9 appearances.
Lukaku’s 16 goals in the Premier League helped United win the runner-up, but the following season saw him struggling to find his style under Jose Mourinho and difficulties adapting to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Lukaku eventually moved to Inter Milan after scoring 42 goals in 96 appearances.