Manchester United have revealed the list of their best penalty takers by accuracy. Despite being the player who has scored the most penalties in a United shirt in Premier League history (20 out of 28), Wayne Rooney stands at sixth place on the list in accuracy (71.4%). But who make the top 5 list? Here are the top 5 Penalty-Takers For Manchester United.
5. Robin Van Persie (accuracy of 75%)
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Here is a Dutch striker who loved hitting the back of the net, the astute signing from Arsenal slammed in most of his penalties at United. Robin Van Persie may have spent a few years at the OT, but the Dutchman left with an accuracy of 75% when it comes to penalty shooting. He netted 6 out of 8 goals for the club.
4. Denis Irwin (accuracy of 77.8%)
Denis Irwin was a dead-eyed defender. The personification of reliability, the full-back never let anybody down and was largely nerveless in such situations. Irwin only missed twice among all occasions he got as a United penalty taker. With the accuracy of 77.8%, he scored 7 out of 9 taken penalties.
3.Ruud Van Nistelrooy (accuracy of 81.8%)
ON THIS DAY: In 2001, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored his 1st goal for Manchester United (on his debut against Liverpool). pic.twitter.com/zdvVCEy3up
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Ruud was one of those strikers who seemed to greedily view penalties as a simple opportunity to get his goal tally up. The ruthless forward failed on four occasions. Nistelrooy scored 18 out of his 22 penalties under the Manchester United kit. When it came to scoring goals, few could compare with the Dutch hitman.