Comparing Edinson Cavani’s Man Utd record to Ibrahimovic, Lukaku, Martial…

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Manchester United haven’t always had the best record when it comes to recruiting goalscorers, especially since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. 

But Edinson Cavani has done well in his debut season in English football, in spite of injuries. Given he’s stepped up with some important goals for United, it’s no surprise that there’s a clamour among the fans for Cavani to stay.

We’ve compared his stats in all competitions to the other strikers United have signed in the last eight years.

Edinson Cavani

Games: 33
Starts: 17
Sub appearances: 16

Goals: 12
Assists: 5
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 147
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 147
Minutes per goal or assist: 103

Radamel Falcao

Games: 29
Starts: 17
Sub appearances: 12

Goals: 4
Assists: 5
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 374
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 374
Minutes per goal or assist: 161

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Games: 53
Starts: 43
Sub appearances: 10

Goals: 29
Assists: 10
Penalties scored: 3

Minutes per goal: 139
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 155
Minutes per goal or assist: 103

Romelu Lukaku

Games: 96
Starts: 77
Sub appearances: 19

Goals: 42
Assists: 13
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 168
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 168
Minutes per goal or assist: 128

READ: Ranking every player to wear No.9 for Man Utd in the Premier League

Anthony Martial

Games: 258
Starts: 193
Sub appearances: 65

Goals: 78
Assists: 49
Penalties scored: 7

Minutes per goal: 222
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 243
Minutes per goal or assist: 127

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