Opinion: Which ex-Red should make the Hall of Fame?

ANDY COLE

“People need to put some respect on Andy Cole’s name. There, I said it. And I don’t mean United fans because it’s obvious that we love and appreciate our legendary no.9. I’m talking about the general football public, which too often overlooks him when it comes to the history books. Our sport is subjective and we love the debates, of course, but numbers do not lie. Coley scored 187 Premier League goals during his era-spanning career and only three men can boast more: Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, and Alan Shearer. That achievement alone is impressive enough in my book, but it’s on another level when you consider he didn’t take penalties (well, just two to be precise, scoring one). What would his tally have been if he was more selfish? When you add five Premier League titles into the mix then you have a Hall of Famer on your hands. For me it’s an absolute tap-in that Andy should be inducted and, without question, he must always be ranked among the greats of the modern era.”

Mark Froggatt

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