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STATS: Daley Blind outshines Busquets and Matic

STATS: Daley Blind outshines Busquets and Matic
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STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

STATS: United, corners and Phil Jones

Last season, United averaged 5.7 corners per game and this season it is 5.4. 15% of the corners we took last season lead to chances, and this year it is 13%. Just 1.4% of our corners last season resulted in goals and this year, so far, it is 2.5%. In real terms, that means this [...]

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STATS: De Gea is the PL’s best so far

STATS: De Gea is the PL’s best so far

Here are the statistics for every goalkeeper to have made at least one appearance during the first half of the 2014-15 Premier League season: Save percentage Manchester United’s David de Gea has saved the highest percentage of shots faced amongst goalkeepers to have played at least half of their club’s games this season. The highly-rated [...]

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ATTACKING STATS: United players compared to those at City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool

Possession City – 59.5% United – 58.1% Arsenal – 57.6% Chelsea – 56.6% Liverpool – 55.2% Passing accuracy United – 84.5% City – 85.2% Chelsea – 85% Arsenal – 84.1% Liverpool – 83.1% Accurate long balls per game United – 43.2 Chelsea – 30.5 Liverpool – 30.3 City – 22.7 Arsenal – 22.1 Accurate short [...]

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STATS: Manchester United under LvG in 2014

Goals scored Robin van Persie – 8 (1 goal per 188 minutes) Wayne Rooney – 8 (1 goal per 163 minutes) Juan Mata – 5 (1 goal per 247 minutes) Assists Angel di Maria – 6 Wayne Rooney – 4 Juan Mata – 3 Ander Herrera – 3 Radamel Falcao – 3 Goals and assists [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: United vs Liverpool

INFOGRAPHIC: United vs Liverpool
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STATS: Best Manchester XI

STATS: Best Manchester XI

Ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby, statistics released by EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team have put paid to fan arguments across the country and revealed the best combined starting XI of the two clubs. Much has been made of the supposed shift in power in Manchester and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the [...]

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STATS: Rooney on derby day

STATS: Rooney on derby day

Wayne Rooney’s suspension is now over but injury could threaten his starting place on Sunday as United take on Manchester City. Reports suggest that the captain will be ready in time to play and the stats above suggest that having Rooney, the all-time top scorer in Manchester derbies, can only be seen as a positive [...]

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STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

Opta has produced a table looking at the numbers of goals and assists in Europe’s top competitions over the past decade. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie all feature in the top 10.

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STATS: How have our new signings started the season?

STATS: How have our new signings started the season?

Some of Manchester United’s new signings have made a fantastic start to the season and have adjusted to life in the Premier League seamlessly. United are now 4th in the table and the 12 goals/assists that new signings Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera and Radamel Falcao have provided have been key in this. Di Maria [...]

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STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

STATS: Glazers ensure lower spending than Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Tottenham

In first eight years of Glazer ownership, Manchester United spent 54.32% of their income on transfers and wages, lower than any rival.

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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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