Manchester United are just six goals away from scoring their 10,000th in club history.
After amassing 112 goals in all competitions last season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United stand on 9,994 goals and will look to reach the milestone as soon as possible early on the new campaign.
United’s 2020/21 Premier League season starts a week later than most of their rivals, as their participation in the knockout stages of last term’s Europa League – delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic – meant they did not finish until August 16th. Every team is due a break of at least 30 days between seasons, with many of United’s players enjoying holidays in recent weeks, while some have been on international duty in the past seven days.
United get started at home to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19th, in a game to be played behind closed doors due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding the virus. League officials hope to bring supporters back to stadiums later in the season.
Solskjaer will be keen to see his forwards Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood get on the scoresheet as soon as possible, and chase down that 10,000 milestone. The Norwegian also has Odion Ighalo at his disposal, plus new attacking midfield signing Donny van de Beek and will also hope to have Jadon Sancho in his squad too, as United chase his signature.
Solskjaer himself scored United’s 8,000th goal versus Leeds back in 2001, while Wayne Rooney netted the 9,000th against West Ham in 2010. The United website states that the unofficial number of club goals is already well higher than 2010, though records from the club’s previous iteration as Newton Heath were not all recorded.