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STATS: Arsenal striker thinks he’s sharper now – is he right?

Danny Welbeck has claimed that moving to Arsenal and playing more football has meant he is a lot sharper on the pitch. When you are playing regularly, you feel a lot sharper on the pitch. Once you play regularly, it just becomes second nature to do things on the pitch. I feel match-sharp and that [...]

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STATS: Mata best player in the league for goals and assists

STATS: Mata best player in the league for goals and assists

Since 2011, Juan Mata has the best goals and assists record in the league, outshining the likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom on your phone for free: RoM chatroom. Code [...]

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STATS: United best performing team in big games this season

STATS: United best performing team in big games this season

Much has been made of he difficult run in Manchester United have in our battle to finish in the top four, but based on our results against the top clubs this season, we have the best record. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on [...]

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STATS: United’s win over Liverpool

Player stats Most passes Antonio Valencia – 69 (92%) Juan Mata – 67 (92%) Mamadou Sakho – 53 (90%) Ander Herrera – 52 (87%) Joe Allen – 48 (84%) Attacking third passes Marouane Fellaini – 17 (65%) Antonio Valencia – 17 (90%) Juan Mata – 16 (80%) Ander Herrera – 13 (81%) Philippe Coutinho – [...]

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STATS: United goal scorers and providers compared with Chelsea’s, City’s, Arsenal’s and Liverpool’s

Here is a comparison of the players at United who have scored/assisted the most goals this season. Rooney is currently United’s top scorer, although it should be taken in to consideration that he has played in central midfield for the majority of the season. Angel di Maria has more assists than anyone in the team. [...]

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STATS: Are United in trouble with tough games ahead?

In the games that remain, much has been made that United have tougher fixtures than the teams around them. But is that such a bad thing? When looking at our results against the top teams in the league, United have faired pretty well this season. Chelsea Drew 1-1 (h) City Lost 1-0 (a) Arsenal Won [...]

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STATS: Di Maria vs Januzaj

You could probably see for yourself that Adnan Januzaj completely outperformed Angel di Maria in today’s match, justifying Louis van Gaal’s decision to make the half-time substitution. Shots Di Maria – 2 (0 on target) Januzaj – 4 (2 on target) Passes Di Maria – 16/22 (73%) Januzaj – 23/25 (92%) Attacking third passes Di [...]

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STATS: Goals per game for PL midfielders aged 23

STATS: Goals per game for PL midfielders aged 23

Cristiano Ronaldo had the best goals per game ratio when he was aged 23, with his birthday falling in 2008. This is followed by Christian Erikson, then Eden Hazard, then Paul Scholes. Stats from @klausegelund. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. [...]

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STATS: Is LvG right about United’s long ball tactics?

STATS: Is LvG right about United’s long ball tactics?

Sports Matrix have produced an infographic which looks at United’s build style, following the on-going debate about long balls. If you needed stats to show you that United aren’t a long ball team, here they are, showing that, like most teams who are desperate for points at the end of a game, resort to booting [...]

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PICTURE: LvG vs Allardyce

PICTURE: LvG vs Allardyce

Following United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, Sam Allardyce claimed that his team couldn’t cope with United’s “long ball” strategy. In the end, we couldn’t cope with the long balls Manchester United kept putting in the box. It was just, thump it forward and see what they could get. In the end, it paid off [...]

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STATS: How is Rooney keeping Herrera out of the team?

Passing success Juan Mata: 89.6% Michael Carrick: 89.6% Daley Blind: 89.6% Ander Herrera: 87% Wayne Rooney 84.3% Inaccurate long balls per game Rooney: 1.9 Carrick: 1.6 Blind: 1.5 Herrera: 1.2 Mata: 0.7 Inaccurate short passes per game Rooney: 7.1 Blind: 5.5 Carrick: 5 Herrera: 4.2 Mata: 4 Unsuccessful touches per game Rooney: 1.2 Mata: 0.7 [...]

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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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