Embarrassing: 32 players scored more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney in 2015

Wayne Rooney

It's time for Manchester United's captain to step it up.

Harry KaneTottenham27
Sergio AgüeroMan City19
Olivier GiroudArsenal19
Romelu LukakuEverton19
Jamie VardyLeicester19
Christian BentekeLiverpool / Aston Villa17
Riyad MahrezLeicester15
Odion IghaloWatford14
Diego CostaChelsea12
Alexis SánchezArsenal12
Bafétimbi GomisSwansea11
Saido BerahinoWest Brom10
Sadio ManéSouthampton10
Glenn MurrayBournemouth / C. Palace10
Graziano PellèSouthampton10
Mame Biram DioufStoke9
Danny IngsLiverpool / Burnley9
Marko ArnautovicStoke8
Philippe CoutinhoLiverpool8
Jermain DefoeSunderland8
Juan MataMan Utd8
Raheem SterlingMan City / Liverpool8
Theo WalcottArsenal8
Yaya TouréMan City8
Ross BarkleyEverton7
Yannick BolasieC. Palace7
Wilfried BonyMan City / Swansea7
Eden HazardChelsea7
Shane LongSouthampton7
James MilnerLiverpool / Man City7
David SilvaMan City7
Georginio WijnaldumNewcastle7
Wayne RooneyMan Utd6

Manchester United striker's poor form is rightfully coming under the spotlight.

Wayne Rooney needs to hope his 2016 is better than his 2015 - because there's no way of putting a positive spin on it - it's been awful.

A once prolific striker, the England international may have set a record for England and be closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton's United record, but his performances have not been good.

The Red Devils captain has netted a paltry six league goals for United across the calendar year, and there are an incredible 32 players who have scored more than he has in 2015.

The list is topped by Harry Kane on 27, but also includes the likes of Glenn Murray and James Milner.

Worryingly for United, no player has reached double figures, although Juan Mata has at least hit more than Rooney, scoring eight goals.

Rooney has less than injured Liverpool striker Danny Ings, who has nine, scoring several for Burnley, while Watford forward Odion Ighalo, who has only played in the top flight sinc August, has more than doubled Rooney's tally, netting 14.

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