Manchester United top scorers against Big Six: Fernandes draws level with Van Persie as Mainoo emerges

Matt Stead
Man Utd striker Rasmus Hojlund
Rasmus Hojlund celebrates scoring a goal.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo scored their first Premier League goals against Big Six opposition in the space of a few days for Manchester United.

From a fairly obvious top five to an unlikely challenge from Javier Hernandez and Ashley Young, here is every player to have scored for Man Utd in Premier League matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham since the start of the 2010/11 season – the first in which they comprised the top six.

We have even broken it down into goals against each opponent before confirming the overall totals. These numbers are accurate as of the last Man Utd game versus a Big Six side (0-1 v Arsenal on May 12, 2024).


v Arsenal
Marcus Rashford (6)

Wayne Rooney (4)

Jesse Lingard, Robin van Persie (3)

Ander Herrera, Park Ji-sung, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young (2)

Antony, Patrice Evra, Marouane Fellaini, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Lisandro Martinez, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Nani, Paul Pogba (1)


v Chelsea
Anthony Martial (5)

Javier Hernandez, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney (4)

Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Robin van Persie (2)

Ander Herrera, Daniel James, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Maguire, Juan Mata, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic (1)

Casemiro celebrates scoring a late equaliser for Man Utd against Chelsea.


v Liverpool
Marcus Rashford (5)

Wayne Rooney (4)

Dimitar Berbatov, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie (3)

Bruno Fernandes, Javier Hernandez (2)

Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kobbie Mainoo, Anthony Martial, Rafael, Jadon Sancho, Nemanja Vidic (1)


v Manchester City
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford (5)

Wayne Rooney (4)

Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Chris Smalling (2)

Antony, Marouane Fellaini, Darren Fletcher, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Nani, Robin van Persie, Jadon Sancho, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young (1)


v Tottenham
Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney (6)

Cristiano Ronaldo (4)

Bruno Fernandes (3)

Edinson Cavani, Fred, Nani, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young (2)

Anderson. Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Mason Greenwood, Rasmus Hojlund, Shinji Kagawa, Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Robin van Persie, Jadon Sancho, Nemanja Vidic (1)


Total (current players in italics)
Marcus Rashford (26)

Wayne Rooney (22)

Anthony Martial (13)

Bruno Fernandes, Robin van Persie (10)

Cristiano Ronaldo (7)

Javier Hernandez, Juan Mata (6)

Jesse Lingard, Nani, Ashley Young (5)

Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay, Jadon Sancho, Danny Welbeck (4)

Dimitar Berbatov, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic (3)

Antony, Casemiro, Edinson Cavani, Fred, Alejandro Garnacho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Park Ji-sung, Antonio Valencia (2)

Anderson, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, Mason Greenwood, Rasmus Hojlund, Daniel James, Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Maguire, Kobbie Mainoo, Lisandro Martinez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rafael, Luke Shaw (1)