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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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STATS: How Do Our Wingers Compare?

STATS: How Do Our Wingers Compare?

This season has been a disappointing one for our wingers with Nani, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young all struggling for fitness and good form. Last season Valencia was voted player of the season by his team mates and the fans, whilst Nani was voted player of the season by his team mates the year before, [...]

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STATS: Shinji Kagawa’s Season So Far

STATS: Shinji Kagawa’s Season So Far

Starts: 12 Goals: 5 Assists: 2 Minutes per goal/assist: 129 Passing completion: 512/566. 90.5% (only Scholes with 92.4% has a better passing completion rate at United. Silva 85.4%, Mata 85.2%, Hazard 84.9%) Final third passing completion: 174/202. 86.1%. (Hazard 82%, Scholes 81%, Silva 80%, Mata 78%, Oscar 75%) Games where he’s played 15+ minutes vs [...]

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STATS: Does Michael Carrick deserve to be man of the moment?

STATS: Does Michael Carrick deserve to be man of the moment?

This season, only Patrice Evra has started more games (27) than Michael Carrick, whilst Evra and Van Persie have both had more minutes on the pitch. Carrick has made 1843 accurate passes this season with an accuracy of 88%. Of those passes, 37% of them have gone forwards and just 8% backwards. In the opposition [...]

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Did United buy success like Chelsea and City? Course not

Did United buy success like Chelsea and City? Course not

An article was published on RoM last week to quell the misconception that the reason why United ended the title drought of 26 years was because Sir Alex Ferguson spent a load of money, the same as Chelsea and City have done more recently. When Chelsea or City are criticised for “buying” success, a usual [...]

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Trophies for Peanuts – Correcting Misconceptions of the Ferguson Way

Trophies for Peanuts – Correcting Misconceptions of the Ferguson Way

We’ve all seen the argument before that the reason why our success is different to Chelsea’s, and more recently, Manchester City’s, is because we used our own money, hard earned cash put through the turnstiles and so on. Almost an admission, that the only reason United ended that painful 26 year wait for a title, [...]

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Manchester United Mid-Season Report

Manchester United Mid-Season Report

Sir Alex Ferguson has understandably spoke down Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League with 17 games remaining, but the reality is that his side have a 7-point lead just over the half way point of the season. One of two English sides remaining in the Champions League, and an FA Cup replay against [...]

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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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