Manchester United are only two goals short of becoming the first club to score 1000 goals at home in the Premier League.
Following United’s 3-2 victory against Arsenal on Sunday, the Red Devils have taken their goal tally to 998 goals from 456 home games. Louis van Gaal’s side will be looking to achieve the milestone on Wednesday night, when they face Watford at Old Trafford.
United have been goal shy in 2015/16, having managed just 18 goals in 13 home games so far. It works out as 1.38 goals-per-game for United in home games this season, compared to 1.33 goals-per-game record in the Premier League this term.
In the Premier League era, Wayne Rooney holds the distinction of scoring most home goals by a United player. The Reds skipper has scored 99 times in 181 games at Old Trafford, but he will have to wait for his 100th goal, as he is currently out injured.
Arsenal are just behind United with 911 goals in 456 games, while Liverpool have scored 864 goals in 455 matches.
Most Home goals by Premier League clubs
Manchester United – 998 goals (456 games)
Arsenal – 911 goals (456 games)
Chelsea – 893 goals (457 games)
Liverpool – 864 goals (455 games)
Tottenham – 755 goals (457 games)
Manchester United top Scorer at home
Wayne Rooney – 99 goals (181 games)
Paul Scholes – 59 goals (248 games)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 57 goals (101 games)
Ole Gunnar Solkjaer – 53 goals (126 games)
Ryan Giggs – 50 goals (308 games)
United have asked UEFA to push back the kick-off tome to allow more supporters reach the Old Trafford, but the football’s governing body has yet to reply.
The Trafford council is also concerned about having thousands of extra fans on the roads at such rush hour, as the day also marks St Patrick’s Day.
Liverpool will the first leg on March 10. The kick-off will start at 8.05 pm.