Fans Vote Former Manchester United Trio A Better Strike Force Than Liverpool Three
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah might be the best strikeforce in world football right now but fans don't think they're as good as a classic Manchester United strikeforce.
With an eight point gap at the top of the Premier League table and having won the Champions League last season there's little doubt that the trio of Firmino, Mane and Salah are a match for anyone in football at the moment.
But how do they match up to one of the Premier League's best ever front threes? Sky Sports put it to a vote to see if Liverpool's three were are better than former Manchester United strikeforce Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo and the Red Devils won by 70% to 30%
POLL: A cross-generation pick ahead of Manchester United v Liverpool on Super Sunday
Which front :three: would you want at the peak of their powers?
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 17, 2019
As per the Liverpool Echo the Liverpool strikeforce has actually outscored the one that led United to a Champions League and Premier League double back in 2008.
Jurgen Klopp's attacking line scored 91 goals in 2017/18 and another 69 goals last season, as the team came within two points of ending the 29 year drought since winning their last league title.
Sir Alex Ferguson's trio on the other hand scored 79 goals in the double winning season and 61 in their second season, meaning the modern attack scored 20 more than the 'legendary' three over two seasons.
As well as winning the double in the first season Fergie's side went on to win another double in their second season together as they defended the league title and added the Carling Cup to their trophy haul.
If it wasn't for Pep Guardiola's incredible Barcelona side they may have also become the first team in history to win back-to-back Champions League trophies, with football having to wait another eight years for Real Madrid to complete the achievement.
Whilst United might historically have the better strike force they would wish for anything approaching a front three of Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo right now.
Instead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely go into the game with fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday with a front three of Andreas Pereira, Daniel James an Marcus Rashford.
The Red Devils are desperately in need of the quality of that 2008 team at Old Trafford this weekend, unfortunately for them they'll get met with a strike force not far off theirs from over 10 years ago in opposition.