Spurs striker Harry Kane goes up against Manchester United this weekend as both clubs seek a Champions League qualification spot.
But while at the start of the season Kane was a Europa League starter and little more, while the illustrious Manchester United trio of Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney were expected to fire Louis van Gaal’s team from seventh to title contention, things couldn’t be more different now.
Falcao has flopped while Van Persie has struggled with injury and form. An ill-advised experiement with Rooney in central midfield has now been abandoned by Van Gaal.
As for Kane, the young Englishman is on the cusp of a call up to Roy Hodgson’s squad, with many calling on him to start for his country after a remarkable record in front of goal.
To illustrate just how good Kane has been this season, Sky Sports have produced an infographic that underlines the level of his performance and the depths United’s triumvirate of strikers have sink to.
So far this season Kane has made 41 appearances for Spurs, scoring 26 goals for a goals per minute ratio of one every 107 minutes.
As for Falcao, RVP and Rooney, the three of them have made 74 appearances between them, mustering just 26 goals (the same figure as Kane) for a paltry average of one goal every 222 minutes.
Considering the three Manchester United players will be on the best part of half a million pounds per week combined in terms of wages, that’s an awful lot of waste.
What do you think Manchester United fans - what should Louis van Gaal do with his strikers at the end of the season, who stays and who goes?