Man Utd stars shine in the Premier League's top 20 players since the restart (10th-1st)

  • Kobe Tong

10. John Egan (Sheffield United) - 6,865

What the Blades have achieved in their first season back in the Premier League will be talked about for years to come and Egan's influence has been crucial in their quest for European qualification.

His post-lockdown form got off to a rocky start with a red card at Newcastle, but last-gasp goals against Burnley and Wolves have almost single-handedly won his team an extra three points.

9. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - 7,193

You know Martial has been in remarkable form since the restart when scoring a hat-trick against Sheffield United and bagging a belter at home to Bournemouth is just the tip of the iceberg.

But what's arguably been most impressive is the transformation in Martial's playing style, which could be evidenced by his Roberto Firmino-esque number nine work against Aston Villa. 


8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 7,282

You can just tell that Salah is hell-bent on winning a third consecutive Golden Boot right now and that anomalous drive in amongst Liverpool's champions makes him his club's only representative.

Salah bagged his first goal of the restart against Crystal Palace and two goals and an assist against Brighton was the crowning achievement, though he could easily have bagged a hat-trick.

7. David Silva (Manchester City) - 7,548

Start saying your goodbyes because the mercurial Silva only has four games left in his Premier League career.

However, it seems all-too typical of the Spaniard that he's leaving us in such incredible form, scoring a supreme free-kick as well as providing two assists during the rout against Newcastle this week.


6. Willian (Chelsea) - 7,753

Yes, yes, yes, the elephant in the room is that three of Willian's goals have been from the penalty spot since the restart, but scoring four goals in six games is nothing to be sniffed at regardless.

Besides, his free-kick against West Ham was a thing of beauty and his recent performances do nothing but reiterate the fact he's been Chelsea's best player all season long.

5. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - 7,803

Pogba's return from injury has felt like a new signing at Old Trafford and his post-lockdown form has been apparent ever since his masterclass off the bench against Tottenham.

Since that stunning cameo, Pogba has added a goal, assist and Man of the Match award to his record as well as forming an unstoppable partnership with a player that's still to come...


4. Danny Ings (Southampton) - 8,160

The fact Ings is just two goals off top spot in the Golden Boot race despite playing for a mid-table team that started the season with a 9-0 defeat at home is nothing short of astonishing.

Ings dusted off the lockdown rust with a scintillating brace at Norwich, bagged himself another double away to Watford and showed incredible footwork to score at Goodison Park.

3. James Tarkowski (Burnley) - 8,828

Sean Dyche has always known how to marshal a tight-knit defence, don't get us wrong, but what was the Burnley manager feeding his back four during lockdown!? 

Tarkowski has been the star man in a defensive unit with clean sheets against Watford, Palace and West Ham. Oh, and he even popped up with a brilliant goal at home to Sheffield United.


2. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) - 9.127

You know you're playing well when so many fans are comparing you to Kylian Mbappe that it goes viral on Twitter and lest we forget that Greenwood is still just 18 years old.

The United starlet proved he has dynamite in both his left and right boots by finding the net against Brighton, Villa and twice during the thrashing of Bournemouth.  

1. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - 10,409

The third United player in the top five and their star man since the lockdown. Fernandes has won back-to-back Player of the Month awards and the Red Devils haven't even lost since he signed.

Marry that to a post-lockdown record of five goals and three assists for arguably the Premier League's best player on current form. If you disagree with that fact, talk to the stats.


Man Utd players dominate

Wowsers, Manchester United aren't doing too bad at the moment, are they?

You get the feeling that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally has the tools to get a real run going with this United team and you wouldn't bet against them making a late dive into the Champions League.

Elsewhere, though, we tip our hats to the stalwart defence at Burnley, the stunning wide-men at Chelsea and the mini-renaissance going on at West Ham.


It's quite the shock to see just one Liverpool player making the top 20, but I guess we'll let them off seeing as they've won the title on 92 points with four games to play. Slackers, right?

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