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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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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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