‘Stop disrespecting my name’: Andrew Cole blasts ‘NONSELESS’ comparisons to Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez after social media compared the pair… as Man United legend tells fans detractors to ‘look at the numbers’ after scoring 187 Premier League goals
- Darwin Núñez was compared to legendary Premier League striker Andy Cole
- But Cole criticized the comparisons, calling the resemblance “nonsense.”
- He responded, insisting that people should look at his impressive professional record.
- Cole sits fourth on the Premier League’s all-time goalscorer list with 187 goals.
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has criticized ‘disrespectful’ comparisons between him and Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez.
Cole, 51, enjoyed a stellar career between 1989 and 2008 at various clubs, but was best known for his spells with Manchester United, Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers.
He scored 187 Premier League goals in total, a statistic that places him fourth on the league’s all-time goalscoring list, behind only Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane.
Andy Cole criticized ‘disrespectful’ comparisons between himself and Liverpool star Darwin Núñez
Cole won the Premier League five times with United, while also winning the Champions League in 1998-99 and receiving the top-flight Golden Boot in the 1993-94 season.
However, after being compared to current Liverpool striker Núñez by a fan, Cole was furious at the lack of respect he felt he was being shown.
He tweeted: ‘Cole…Nunez…not sure we even started this nonsense!!! But it’s Christmas, the festival season… I’m happily retired…’
One fan compared Cole to Liverpool striker Darwin Núñez, who joined for £85m from Benfica
Cole slammed the resemblance and insisted that people should look at his glowing professional record.
Cole added: ‘Five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League, Golden Boot, Young Player of The Year. 187 goals in the Premier League. A pity. Life is what you make of it.’
The follower apologized and claimed he had misspelled the tweet, but the former United striker was not satisfied.
He replied: ‘Sorry Dave misspelled or right…people need to stop disrespecting my name…because I don’t play the game, I’m just a quiet guy getting on with life, people you think they can disrespect me… Look at the numbers and compare them with anyone else’s…’
Cole was steadfast in his belief that he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his career.
Cole sits fourth on the Premier League’s all-time goalscoring list, with 187 goals.
Núñez moved to Liverpool from Benfica for £85m in the summer and has shown signs of quality during his spell so far, although he has also missed out on several important opportunities during his short Anfield career thus far.
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.
Núñez and Liverpool return to Premier League action on Boxing Day with a trip to Aston Villa.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit in sixth place, seven points out of the top four after a rocky start to the season.
They played their first game 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 stage.