For all the noise, Manchester United front three still have a better scoring statistics than Liverpool, and that is what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men will prove when the two clash at Anfield in an English Premier League tie on Sunday. Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford collectively hold a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool have had a blistering start to the season and are firing on all cylinders in their bid to become Premier League champions.
While Manchester United are continuing to push forward with their hope of a top-four finish and securing Champions League football next season. But the Red Devils trio currently have a higher goalscoring tally for the season over their Liverpool counterparts, according to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell. Martial, Greenwood and Rashford have collectively scored 39 times across all competitions for United. Mane, Salah and Firmino are only one goal shy of the United front three, but they also have an inferior minutesper- goal ratio.
“I don’t want credit, they’re working hard to improve their game, all done well,” Solskjaer said of his players. “Mason’s in his first season, so to have nine goals in [in less than 20 appearances] is fantastic. “Marcus is growing and improving all the time and Anthony has missed eight weeks.
“I’m impressed by them, working well, on finishing patterns, we want consistency and we’ll see more and more of them.” Man United are the only side that have taken points off rampaging Liverpool and the Reds could see their unbeaten streak under intense test with the arrival of Red Devils.
Not until Arsenal handed a 2-0 loss to Man United about two weeks ago, the Red Devils had had almost flawless run against big sides in the league and they look capable of repeating the kind of magic they masterminded at Man City who they beat 2-1 when they arrive at Anfield on Sunday. However, Salah is optimistic United won’t stop them in their stride, insisting they would work hard to win the tie. “We need to win [against United], we need to carry on in our way – the way we’ve been doing since the beginning of the season and since last year. It’s a game we have to win. “Of course we know it’s big for the fans, for the city and for us. But at the end of the day, we play the game to win. It’s unbelievable,” he said.