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STATS: United’s Season So Far

STATS: United’s Season So Far

Passing – Paul Scholes has our best passing accuracy, completing 92.5% of all his attempted passes. Only Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta have been more accurate this season, both with 92.6%. After Scholes is Rio Ferdinand with 91.3% (7th), then Tom Cleverley with 90.4% (13th). – Michael Carrick has attempted more passes than anyone else [...]

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STATS: Speed, passing and distance covered vs West Brom

STATS: Speed, passing and distance covered vs West Brom

Distance travelled In the first half, United covered 30.63 miles but in the second half upped this to 31.18. Michael Carrick covered 6.54 miles over 90 minutes which was more than any player on either side. Average speed Our average speed in the second half increased to 3.94 miles per hour from 3.62 miles per [...]

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STATS: Speed and distance covered vs Newcastle

STATS: Speed and distance covered vs Newcastle

Distance covered In the first half, United covered a total of 30.81 miles but in the second half upped this to 33.19 miles. Carrick has covered more distance for United this season than any other player and against Newcastle there were no differences. He covered 6.83 miles over the 90 minutes which is more than [...]

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STATS: United’s Hardest Working Players

STATS: United’s Hardest Working Players

For those who have played the equivalent of five games in the league, this is the ranking of how much distance they’ve covered minute on the pitch: 1. Rooney 2. Carrick 3. Van Persie 4. Cleverley 5. Scholes 6. Young 7. Welbeck 8. Evans 9. Rafael 10. Hernandez 11. Evra 12. Valencia 13. Vidic 14. [...]

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STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

Following yesterday’s defeat against Norwich, Ryan Giggs was on the receiving end of much of the criticism. With the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and even Darren Fletcher on the bench, it seemed puzzling that Giggs would get the nod to start in the centre of midfield. The stats above show the accuracy in passing [...]

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STATS: United vs Fulham

STATS: United vs Fulham

Manchester United fans hoping for a bright start to the season were disappointed as they were defeated by North West neighbours Everton in their first game • There were some bright points from the game, with David de Gea putting in a great performance with seven saves in total, second only to Petr Cech who [...]

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STATS: Scholes Compared To Gerrard, Lampard, Fabregas, Modric… over 3 years

2011/2012 – 93.2% of passes completed (2nd highest in the league) Yaya Toure 90.5%, Michael Carrick 90.1%, Scott Parker 89.5%, Luka Modric 87.4%, Juan Mata 87%, Frank Lampard 86.9%, Steven Gerrard 83.1%. 2010/2011 – 90.2% of passes completed (1st) Michael Essien 87.1%, Michael Carrick 86.6%, Luka Modric 86.5%, Jack Wilshere 86.1%, Yaya Toure 85.5%, Gareth [...]

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STATS: Rooney and Social Media

Whether we like it or not, social media is impacting the world of football on a more regular basis – proven by the Advertising Standards Authority’s (AAS) decision to ban the Nike “#makeitcount” campaign on Twitter after Rooney’s recent “tweetvertisements”. More and more people are concerned that footballers and celebs alike are cashing in on [...]

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STATS: How Euros Have Affected United Players’ Social Media Influence

STATS: How Euros Have Affected United Players’ Social Media Influence

Football and social media can be more closely correlated than perhaps we realise. Whilst we don’t care so much what they say, the fact we now have the option to hear our idols has helped bridge the gap between fans and footballers like never before. Players from across the globe take to social network sites [...]

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STATS: Scholes’ Season In Full In Comparison To Others

STATS: Scholes’ Season In Full In Comparison To Others

Paul Scholes was brought out of retirement after Manchester United struggled with injuries in midfield, with Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Darren Fletcher all ruled out for a period of several months. It was a return not even Paddy Power would give you odds on, especially when United’s main problem seemed to be a lack of [...]

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STATS: Carrick’s Season In Full In Comparison To Others

STATS: Carrick’s Season In Full In Comparison To Others

With Michael Carrick repeatedly missing out on the plaudits he deserves, from reds and non-reds alike, it’s time to see how one of our best players performed in 2011-2012. vs Sunderland – one player attempted and completed more passes (Scholes – 98/103 or 95%). Completed 73/78 (94%) vs Swansea – attempted and completed more passes [...]

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Annual Review of Football Finance 2012

The Deloitte Sports Business Group presents the Annual Review of Football Finance 2012

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STATS: United Suffer More Injuries Than Any Club

United suffered more significant injuries than any other club and our players were missing for more days through injury than players at any other club. United suffered more than five times the amount of significant injuries than City had to deal with and our players were missing through injury for almost ten times the amount [...]

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STATS: City and Chelsea Prove Success Isn’t Just Bought

STATS: City and Chelsea Prove Success Isn’t Just Bought

For years, rival fans claimed that Manchester United “bought” their success. Unlike Liverpool, we took advantage of our big name globally, cashed in nicely on the Sky Sports money, exploited fans with regular new shirts and merchandise, so we had money to burn in the transfer market. We broke the British transfer record in 1981 [...]

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STATS: Carrick’s Ridiculous Good Run Continues

STATS: Carrick’s Ridiculous Good Run Continues

vs Blackburn – attempted and completed more than any other player with 92/100 (92%) vs Fulham – attempted and completed more than any other player with 96/104 (92%) vs Wolves – subbed off after 58 minutes to give Paul Pogba a decent run. 49/56 (88%) vs West Brom – attempted and completed more than any [...]

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