The frightening stats behind Ronaldo, Rooney & Tevez’s 07-08 Man Utd season
Winning the Champions League and Premier League means the 2007-08 season will go down as one of Manchester United‘s greatest ever campaigns, and much of that success was down to their front three of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.
Tevez was in his first season at Old Trafford after arriving from West Ham and instantly clicked with Ronaldo and Rooney as United were only a Sylvain Distin block away from winning a second Treble.
We’ve taken a look at some of the stats behind that attacking trio’s campaign, while the video of all their goals at the bottom is definitely worth a watch.
– The three players made a combined 140 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United in 2007-08, contributing 79 goals and 29 assists.
– As a result, those three players scored 71.8% of United’s goals that term.
– With 42 goals and eight assists in 49 appearances, Ronaldo averaged a goal or assist every 83.1 minutes.
– Combining their records, they averaged a goal or assist every 102.5 minutes.
– The trio scored a combined 57 goals in the Premier League, more than 14 of the 19 remaining teams in the competition. That includes Everton, who finished fifth.
– Only one player has ever bettered Ronaldo’s 31 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. Mo Salah scored 32 for Liverpool in 2017-18, albeit at a lower goals per game ratio.
– They also scored all but one of United’s goals in the knockout stage of the Champions League as they went on to beat Chelsea in the final.
– Manchester United’s fourth top goalscorer that season was…Anderson, with five.