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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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STATS: Penalties for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United

STATS: Penalties for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United

Summary – Arsenal have been awarded more penalties than any other Premier League club in 3 of the last 8 seasons. City have been awarded more in 2 out of 8 seasons. United and Chelsea have been awarded more in 1 of the 8 seasons. – Arsenal and City have conceded more penalties than any [...]

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STATS: Ryan’s 900th Game

Ryan Giggs makes his 900th appearance for Manchester United against Norwich today which is his 427th game away from home. It is also his 500th Premier League start. Giggs has started 85% of those 900 games. He has scored or assisted 306 of all Manchester United’s 1348 Premier League goals, which is 22.7%. He scored [...]

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STATS: Michael Carrick Has Been Ridiculously Good

STATS: Michael Carrick Has Been Ridiculously Good

vs Liverpool – attempted and completed more than any other player with 92/98 (94%) vs Chelsea – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 66/76 (87%) vs Stoke – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 129/139 (93%) vs Arsenal – completed more passes than any other player with [...]

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STATS: How Do Our Strikers Compare To The Others?

STATS: How Do Our Strikers Compare To The Others?

- Adebayor has more assists (10) than any other striker in the league. – Rooney has more shots per game (4.7) than any other player in the league, followed by van Persie (4.6) then Suarez (4.3). – Van Persie is the best striker on home turf (13), followed by Augero (11) then Rooney (9). Welbeck [...]

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STATS: Comparing Giggs, Silva, Nani, Mata, Young, Bale, Nasri and Valencia

STATS: Comparing Giggs, Silva, Nani, Mata, Young, Bale, Nasri and Valencia

David Silva is behind more goals than any other midfielder, having a total of 17 goals and assists, followed by Gareth Bale on 16. Nani and Mata are tied on 13, Valencia and Nasri on 10, Giggs with 9 and Young on 7. However, when you take in to consideration the games they’ve actually played [...]

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STATS: Chelsea vs United

STATS: Chelsea vs United

Manchester United head into Sunday’s fixture at Stamford Bridge off the back of three consecutive victories in the Premier League and an opportunity to back on level points with City. Penalties from Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov either side of half time on transfer deadline day lead Manchester United on their way to 3 points [...]

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STATS: How Do We Compare At This Stage To Other Seasons?

STATS: How Do We Compare At This Stage To Other Seasons?

It’s interesting to see that, despite all our complaints, that we’ve only bettered our current points total on 21 games on just one occasion in recent years, back in 2006/2007. Even if you didn’t take in to account the fact our injury list has been far worse than our title rivals, Manchester City, to be [...]

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Anders Lindegaard Leads League in Save Percentage

Anders Lindegaard Leads League in Save Percentage

Despite struggling to overtake David de Gea as Manchester United’s outright first choice goalkeeper, Anders Lindegaard has the highest save percentage in the Premier League through 20 games. The Dane, who caught people’s attention when he kept 5 clean sheets in his first 5 Premier League starts has saved 84.28% of shots he’s faced this [...]

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Injuries – Comparing United With Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Spurs…

Injuries – Comparing United With Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Spurs…

Even before the terrible news that Vidic’s season is over, many of us were already questioning whether the football Gods were conspiring against United with an unusually high rate of injuries this season. Indeed, some have gone further, raising the concern that this is not an isolated phenomenon but the continuation of a trend that [...]

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Chicharito Is United’s Best Ever Super Sub

Chicharito Is United’s Best Ever Super Sub

Five minutes after coming off the bench this afternoon, Chicharito scored the equalising goal for Manchester United at Anfield. Following the game, Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for our Mexican striker. “Hernandez did it again,” said Ferguson. “When you see the goal he was strangled by Martin Skrtel but he managed to free [...]

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