‘Stop disrespecting my name’: Andrew Cole slams ‘NONSENSE’ comparisons to Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez after social media compared the pair… as Man United legend tells critics to ‘watch the numbers” after scoring 187 career Premier League goals
- Darwin Nunez has been compared to legendary Premier League striker Andy Cole
- But Cole slammed the comparisons and described the resemblance as ‘nonsense’
- He hit back and insisted people watch his impressive career record
- Cole is fourth on the all-time Premier League goalscorers list with 187 goals
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has slammed “disrespectful” comparisons between him and Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez.
Cole, 51, enjoyed a stellar career from 1989 to 2008 at several clubs, but he was best known for his spells at Manchester United, Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers.
He has scored 187 Premier League goals in total – a stat that puts him fourth on the league’s all-time goalscorers list – only behind Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane.
Andy Cole slammed ‘disrespectful’ comparisons between him and Liverpool star Darwin Nunez
Cole was a five-time Premier League winner with United, while he also won the Champions League in 1998-99 and was awarded the top-flight Golden Boot in the 1993-94 season.
However, after a fan compared him to current Liverpool striker Nunez, Cole fumed at the lack of respect he felt.
He tweeted: ‘Cole.., Nunez…not sure we started this nonsense!!! But it’s Christmas, the festival season… I’m happily retired….’
A fan has compared Cole to Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez who joined Benfica for £85million.
Cole denounced the resemblance and insisted people look at his stellar career record
Cole added: “Five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League, Golden Boot, Young Player of The Year.” 187 Premier League goals. A penalty. Life is what you make of it.’
The supporter later apologized and claimed he worded the tweet incorrectly, but the former United striker was unhappy.
He replied: ‘Sorry, Dave worded it wrong or correctly…. people need to stop disrespecting my name…because i’m not playing the game, just a quiet guy going on with his life, people think they can disrespect me…. Look at the numbers and compare them to anyone else…’
Cole remained convinced that he is not getting the credit he deserves for his career
Cole is fourth on the Premier League’s all-time goalscorers list, having scored 187 goals
Nunez moved to Liverpool from Benfica for £85million in the summer and has shown signs of quality during his time so far, although he has also missed several big chances during his short career at Anfield so far. now.
The striker has scored nine goals and added three assists in 19 games in all competitions – including five Premier League goals – meaning he is 182 behind Cole.
Nunez and Liverpool return to the Premier League on Boxing Day with a trip to Aston Villa.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit in sixth place, seven points off the top four after a difficult start to the season.
They played their first match since the World Cup on Thursday night when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup 3-2 by Manchester City in the round of 16.