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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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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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