Manchester United’s first team have scored just nine goals so far this season, yet their under-18s side have bagged 21 already. In comparison, Manchester City have scored 27 and top-of-the-table Liverpool have netted 20, so United’s rivals doing so well will compound fans’ misery even more.
They’re averaging 13.8 shots per Premier League game (stats by WhoScored), whereas City take 21 shots per game, suggesting United just don’t pull the trigger enough to win games. However, Liverpool only average three shots per game more than United and they’ve got a 100% points record so far this season. This brings the quality of United’s forwards into question, who are clearly performing much poorer in front of goal than their rivals from Merseyside.
United’s official Twitter account posted a video of all their Under-18 team’s goals so far this season, showcasing how well they’re finishing their chances. United fans in the replies weren’t in the celebratory mood and chose to focus on the first team’s woes instead.
Our #MUAcademy U18s have scored 21 goals this season…
…and now you can watch them all in one place! 👍 pic.twitter.com/XKB7tBcmFq
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 12 October 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
Would you like to tell us how many the first team have scored?
— Taha Saeed (@utdSaeed) 12 October 2019
Have watched it thanks, tell the first teamers to learn something from them
— AD🔰 (@UTDFuture) 12 October 2019
What about Main team ? are they still alive or dead ? 😐️
— Subash Khadka Ψ (@Subashkhadka_) 12 October 2019
Stop tweeting and let me enjoy my weekend. Thankyou.
— S•V•R | ManUtd ♥ (@VhimalR) 12 October 2019
Promote all of them to the first team and demote the first team to U21
— Adesokan Muideen (@carbony4red) 12 October 2019
They play better football than our first team
— Ciaran Scott🏴👹 (@Ciaranjayyy) 12 October 2019
United fans, what do you think needs to change for your forwards to get back into goalscoring form?
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