Man Utd hero Andrew Cole names Premier League’s top five forwards


Andrew Cole is one of the best strikers in Premier League history (Photo: Getty Images)

Andrew Cole picked his five greatest strikers in Premier League history, dropping off the list despite his incredible 187-goal tally in the division.

Cole has enjoyed a brilliant career in the Premier League with Newcastle United and Manchester United, and more recently with players like Blackburn, Fulham and Manchester City.

He sits third on the Premier League’s all-time scoring list with 187, only behind Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).

Unsurprisingly, Shearer and Rooney are among Cole’s top five forwards in Premier League history, while the other three come from icons of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

The Daily Mail spoke to Cole and reported that Shearer and Thierry Henry are both ‘acquired’ while Cole added: ” [Sergio] Aguero, he would definitely be in there.

‘Rooney would be in there, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy would have a cry… ”

Cole was asked that he should be on the roster himself, but the England international felt he couldn’t include his own name.

“You can say that,” he said. “Everyone’s perception of me is arrogant… if I had to put myself in the top five, everyone would tell me how arrogant I am.

“Everyone wants to talk about what I’ve done in my career, the goals I’ve scored, but nobody wants to give me credit for doing it. I would never place myself in this top five. ”

Cole is one place ahead of Aguero on the Premier League’s goal list, just seven goals ahead of the Argentine.

Few would argue with Henry, but Van Nistelrooy is perhaps a tougher sell, with just 95 Premier League goals under his belt in his five seasons at Old Trafford.

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