8 SCARY STATS FROM RONALDO, ROONEY & TEVEZ'S 2007-08 MAN UTD SEASON
Manchester United FC's Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo in the game against Celtic in the Champions League at Old Trafford, Manchester, October 2008. 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.
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, Ronaldo getting United’s only goal in normal time in that final.
– Manchester United’s fourth top goalscorer that season was… Anderson, with five.