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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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Some FACTS For Benitez On Liverpool And United Spending

Some FACTS For Benitez On Liverpool And United Spending

The football was nothing to write home about in 2008-2009 but in terms of excitement and nerves, it was one of the best seasons for years. As usual, we were fighting it out for the title, but this time it was against our hated rivals, Liverpool. United were a few matches behind everyone else at [...]

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STATS: Best Value For Money In Manchester

Click on graphic to enlarge Source: VoucherCodes.co.uk

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Who’s Trying To Buy The Title? United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Blackburn, City?

Who’s Trying To Buy The Title? United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Blackburn, City?

1992-93: Blackburn £8.11m (4th); ­champions Manchester United £2.3m. 1993-94: Blackburn £8.65m (2nd); champions Manchester United £3.75m. 1994-95: Everton £10.9m (15th); champions ­Blackburn £6.8m. 1995-96: Newcastle £14.78m (2nd); champions Manchester United £750,000. 1996-97: Newcastle £16.5m (2nd); champions Manchester United £7.5m. 1997-98: Newcastle £21m (13th); champions Arsenal £16.55m. 1998-99: Manchester United biggest spenders with £27.75m and also [...]

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STATS: United’s Spending vs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City…

STATS: United’s Spending vs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City…

Whilst credit has to go to the manager for buying so well, you can’t help but wonder just how successful we might have been since 2005 if not held back by the Glazers. United are the “most valuable sporting franchise” in the world, according to Forbes, so why is that 13 teams in the Premier [...]

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Sir Alex Spending Better On Wages Than Any Manager

Robert Peston from the BBC has concluded the following from the latest Deloitte annual review: – If you combine spending per unit of output with success in winning trophies, there is no doubt that Alex Ferguson is incomparably the most successful manager in the UK. United’s wage bill per Premier League point is £1.6m, just [...]

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