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Is United’s focus on youth a “myth”?

Is United’s focus on youth a “myth”?

The sale of Danny Welbeck has prompted a lot of discussion over the past few weeks in regards to Manchester United and their tradition of bringing through young players. Mike Phelan claimed “they have probably lost the way of Manchester United a little bit”, as if Welbeck was the first former academy player to be [...]

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STATS: How much have United spent in comparison to Chelsea and Manchester City?

STATS: How much have United spent in comparison to Chelsea and Manchester City?

Manchester United broke the British transfer fee yesterday when they signed Angel Di Maria for £59.7m. Plenty of newspapers have been questing how United have managed to spend so much and yet still the fans are unhappy with the Glazers and Ed Woodward. Plenty of tables have been published showing the comparative net spend between [...]

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STATS: Di Maria compared to Bale, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez

STATS: Di Maria compared to Bale, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez
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STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

It should come as no surprise that Wayne Rooney was on the receiving end of plenty of stick from England fans following Saturday night’s defeat against Italy. Rooney didn’t have a good game, being shifted around in a variety of different positions, and struggled to provide Leighton Baines with much cover when on the left. [...]

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STATS: Januzaj’s first year compared to Ronaldo’s

STATS: Januzaj’s first year compared to Ronaldo’s

“I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does,” Januzaj told Inside United. “He is a very good player. I always look at him and watch his games as well and try to do what he is doing and remember what he did at Manchester United. I have to [...]

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Danny Welbeck has to stay

Rumours this morning suggest that Danny Welbeck is prepared to leave the club this summer. The lad from Longsight splits opinion amongst reds and whilst this is a concept I struggle with, given that he loves the club, has spent his life dreaming of playing for United and is still young enough to deserve patience, [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Individual Manchester United player contribution

Most goals Wayne Rooney – 9 Robin van Persie – 7 Danny Welbeck – 6 Adnan Januzaj – 3 Shots per game Wayne Rooney – 3.2 Robin van Persie – 3 Adnan Januzaj – 2 Danny Welbeck – 1.8 Nani – 1.6 Most assists Wayne Rooney – 9 Robin van Persie – 2 Patrice Evra [...]

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IN-DEPTH STATS: Game by game Manchester United this year

vs Swansea Most shots: Robin van Persie (7) Most passes: Michael Carrick (62/70 89%) Most final third passes: Michael Carrick (12/14 86%) Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (2) Most popular pass combination: Ferdinand to Carrick (15) vs Chelsea Most shots: Wayne Rooney (4) Most passes: Tom Cleverley (70/77 91%) Most final third passes: Tom Cleverley [...]

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STATS: How do our wingers compare?

STATS: How do our wingers compare?

As the Moyes regime begins to take shape, it is a time for United fans to reminisce and remember the good times. Now, we all know the title race isn’t over and a new manager needs time to settle, but the retirement of Fergie himself was the final stage of the clubs transition; one that [...]

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STATS: Welbeck’s England goals compared with other top strikers

Danny Welbeck scored another two goals for England this week, making that eight goals in total, but how does this compare with some well known English strikers? Gary Lineker – 48 (80) – 0.6 goals per game. Wayne Rooney – 36 (84) – 0.43 goals per game. Alan Shearer – 30 (63) – 0.48 goals [...]

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Is David Moyes right about United’s tough start?

David Moyes, in true Fergie style, has hinted towards some sort of Premier League conspiracy in relation to the difficult fixtures United have at the start of the season, claiming our former manager told him adjustments are made to the randomly chosen fixtures. “Well the old manager told me those sort of things happened,” said [...]

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STATS: Nani’s past achievements in comparison to Silva, Mata, Bale…

Yesterday, Nani revealed that he might not be leaving Manchester United this summer, as most people had expected. This news was met with disappointment from plenty of reds, with his poor form last season leading people to believe he’d had enough chances at the club. He didn’t play well in 2012/2013, although he suffered from [...]

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Manchester United 2012-2013 statistics

Manchester United 2012-2013 statistics

In what turned out to be his final season as a manager, Sir Alex Ferguson guided Manchester United to their 20th top flight English title. Summer signing Robin van Persie turned out be a big part of United’s success – top scoring in the Premier League with 26 goals. Notable winners at Southampton, Liverpool and [...]

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STATS: Season review – The attack

STATS: Season review – The attack

- Van Persie was our top scorer with 26 goals and Rooney had the most assists with 10. – Hernandez had the best minutes per goal rate of any of our players (one per every 95 minutes), followed by Van Persie (one per 120 minutes) and Rooney (one per 168 minutes). – Hernandez had the [...]

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STATS: Our defenders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

STATS: Our defenders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

Tackles per game Minutes per foul Passing accuracy Tackles won Ground duels won Aerial duals won Interceptions per game

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