Andy Cole names his top five greatest strikers in Premier League history. Two former United strikers make the list

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Manchester United legend Andy Cole has named his top five greatest strikers in Premier League history, leaving himself off the list despite his incredible tally of 187 goals in English football.

He sits third on the all-time list of Premier League goal-scorers with 187, only behind Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).

The former United striker named both Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, while he also included Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as he spoke to The Daily Mail: “[Sergio] Aguero, he would definitely be in there.”

The Argentinian is seven goals behind Cole in the Premier League goal-scoring list.

Cole also included two former United strikers in Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

“Rooney would be in there, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy would have a shout…”

Former England international Cole refused to include his name on the list.

“You can say that,” he said. “The perception everyone has of me is arrogant… if I was to put myself in the top five, everyone would be telling me how arrogant I am.

“Everyone wants to talk about what I’ve done in my career, the goals I’ve scored, but no one wants to give me the credit for doing it. I would never put myself in that top five.”