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This stat might make you look at Raheem Sterling in a different light

Raheem Sterling has scored at least ten goals in all competitions in five consecutive seasons, something Ryan Giggs only did in five of his 24 seasons

If we asked you who the best Premier League winger since 1992 was, who would you go for?

We’re sure most of you, if you were wearing your unbiased hats, would pick Ryan Giggs.

Now what if we asked you about Raheem Sterling?

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Run, Ryan, Run!

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Run, Ryan, Run!

The common consensus is that- especially before this season- Sterling is a dangerous winger who lacks end product in the final third.

So prepare for your mind to be blown.

Across Giggs’ 24 years of top flight football the Welshman scored ten or more goals on five occasions.

By way of comparison, Sterling has scored ten or more goals in each of his last five seasons.

Can you point me in the right direction to Manchester?

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Can you point me in the right direction to Manchester?

Giggs’ highest tally of goals in a single season was 17, during Man United’s 1993/94 campaign.

Sterling already has 18 goals this season and we’re still in January.

Food for thought.

Listen carefully and you can hear the sound of millions of United fans being simultaneously triggered.

But there’s a pretty major catch.

Giggsy is the most decorated player in English football, with 13 Premier League titles to his name.

Sterling’s only piece of silverware to date is the Football League Cup, which he won with City in 2016.

Luckily he’s playing in one of the most dominant sides English football has ever seen, so it won’t be long until he adds a first Premier League medal to his collection.