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Can Ronnie Beat george Best's Total Of 32 Goals From Midfield In One Season ? League

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s form is so good United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is refusing to enter into any bets with the Portuguese winger about how many goals he’ll score this season.

Ferguson famously paid out at the end of the 2006/07 campaign after the Reds’ no.7 found the net 23 times, smashing the manager's 20-goal target to finish joint top scorer alongside Wayne Rooney.

This season Ronaldo has outdone himself once again, passing last term’s tally before January has even finished. All the talk now centres on George Best’s club record of 32 goals from midfield and whether 22-year-old Ronaldo can overtake the Irishman.

Sir Alex’s targets have undoubtedly provided added motivation in the past, but the United boss believes a place in the history books is incentive enough this time around.

“No way!” the Reds boss told Manchester United Radio when asked if money would change hands should Ronaldo surpass Best’s record. “Being a Scot, I value my money.”

Ronaldo took his season tally to 25 with a double against Tottenham last weekend, although neither goal is likely to feature in his career highlights reel. Not that his manager cared…

“The boy has been fantastic recently,” Sir Alex said. “Against Spurs he showed great composure in taking his penalty kick at what was an important time in the game. His second goal was a goalkeeping mistake but if you don’t shoot you don’t score. He was rewarded for that mentality."

Goals scored: Cristiano Ronaldo

2003/04 - 6
2004/05 - 9
2005/06 - 12
2006/07 - 23
2007/08 - 25*

* Up to 29 Jan 2008

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another 2 tonight he only needs 5 now to equal it and 6 to break it

with his free kicks pens and goals from open play i think he'll piss it

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I thought Best's 32 goals was in all competitions? If so, he will pass the total... Yeah it was in all competitions. Anyway, jsut read Liam Whelan scored 33 goals in one season from Midfield...

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Record in all competitions would be 42 or 46 (not sure) ...

By Denis Law

Now this is good going ... :eek:

A few stats.....

Interesting ...


Most goals scored: 249 – Bobby Charlton

Most League goals: 199 – Bobby Charlton

Most goals in a season in all competitions: 46 – Denis Law, 1963–64

Most League goals in a season: 32 – Dennis Viollet, Division 1, 1959–60

Top League scorer with fewest goals in a season: 6 – Bobby Charlton, 1972–73 / Sammy McIlroy, 1973–74

Most goals scored in a match: 6 – Harold Halse v Swindon Town, 25 September 1911 / George Best v Northampton Town, 7 February 1970

Most goals scored in European competition: 38 – Ruud van Nistelrooy

Goals in consecutive league matches: 10 consecutive matches – Ruud van Nistelrooy, 22 March 2003 to 23 August 2003

Fastest goal: 15 seconds – Ryan Giggs v Southampton, Premier League, 18 November 1995

Fastest four goals: 13 minutes – Ole Gunnar Solskjær v Nottingham Forest, Premiership, 6 February 1999 - 12 minutes

Most League goals in a season (by team): 103 – 1956–57, 1958–59

Most Premier League Goals in a season (by team): 97 – 1999–00

Most goals in a single half: 6 – v Newcastle United, Premier League, 19 January 2008

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That boy Ronaldo

:) my opinion I think Ronaldo can do it he gets goals nearly every game and he takes our penaltys and free kicks so Yes ronaldo will beat bestys record:)

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Somebody is chickening out I think...

But will he be able to beat any of the other records, apart from the Best one?
I don't think so, but its interesting.

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Ronnie has passed Cantona's record out. He is quickly catching the likes of Charlton, Yorke and Best.

Top scorers for United in a season:

-46-Denis Law - (63/64)
-44-Ruud van Nist - (02/03)
-34-Tommy taylor - (56/57)
-32-Dennis Viollet - (59-60)
-32-George Best - (67/68)
-31-Brian McClair - (87/88)
-30-Jack Rowley - (48/49 & 51/52)
-29-Bobby Charlton - (58/59)
-29-Dwight yorke - (98/99)
-27-Cristiano Ronaldo - (07/08) *up to Feb 1st
-25-Eric Cantona - (93/94)
-23-Cristiano Ronaldo - (06/07)
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