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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 scored 4 of his 6 goals at Old Trafford, 2 out of 8 for Chicharito, 6 out of 7 for Berbatov.

- Dzeko and Van Persie are the best strikers away from home (9), followed by Rooney and Ba (8). Then Chicharito, Odemwingie and Sturridge (6).

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. kanchelskis says:


    I do believe that’s what a ‘key pass’ is. Could be wrong though…

  2. kanchelskis says:


    Indeed. In fact, I had this discussion with Costas a few days ago. Ando is frustratingly enigmatic, both in terms of his fluctuations in form and his flaky injury statuses. Whenever he’s out, we’re never sure why, and Fergie is always very reticent with details and updates.

  3. Park Life says:

    Fiending for money and alcohol, the life of a OT player
    Where cowards die and the strong ball
    Only at Utd where we riot not rally to live and die

    Lovin tha OG flavas Willie-G

    Berba = class
    LFC = mugs

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    Not like he was in good form anyway. Scholes is holding the fort with expert ease!

    Rafa has ruled himself out of the Wolves job? The Wolves fans go ballistic! ;)

  5. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:


    Could well be mate, another point to note is that Roo has the most shots on goal per game so will answer why he doesnt assist so much is that he is the end where he shoud be.

  6. kanchelskis says:


    I actually think the couple of games he came back for in December / January he was actually fairly decent. Hitting some good passes rather than falling into his usual habits of trying to do too much. Hope he can be of some importance to us in the run-in. Even if it is only by giving Carrick, Scholes and Giggs a rest by playing in the Europa matches!

  7. kanchelskis says:

    Woah. Another corker of a stat:

    United have been up 2-0 335 times in the premier league. They’ve lost 0 and drawn 9 from that stage.

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    Kanchelskis – He’s still too hit and miss for me. Maybe a rekindling of the Ando, Clevs partnership will bring the best out of him again.

  9. Jeet says:

    Were wolves to get a vampire for gaffer!

  10. WillieRedNut says:

    Too much at stake there….

  11. Jeet says:

    you could be right – I’m sure the new manager will have teething troubles…

  12. ricky says:

    has any1 seen anderson recently?

    hes lost alot of weight, gone bald, has a beard and is skinny as a lamp post

  13. kanchelskis says:


    That joke was bloody awful. I didn’t get it at first and then it dawned on me. I’ve taken to coffin at work to try and suppress my laughter.

  14. wayne says:

    If those stats show the top 9 strikers in the Prem and Utd have 4 that’s the most impressive stat of all.Just a thought on Macarthy getting sacked,i’m not sure what these lower clubs expect,regardless of manager are Wolves ever going to be better than a bottom half club,surviving has to be considered job well done.Never been a Macarthy fan but with very little money to spend and low attendences fans and owners should be more realistic about the 3rd tier clubs.

  15. Red Nation says:

    ok ricky calm down dear.

    Thats as likely as Suarez the racist saying sorry to Evra.

  16. WillieRedNut says:

    Fangs Kanchelskis! :)

  17. Jeet says:

    Willie in a storming mood – gimme shelter! :)

  18. kanchelskis says:


    Bat’s OK.

  19. WillieRedNut says:

    I’m totally drained from all this! ;)

  20. kanchelskis says:


    I just hope this isn’t too cryptic for everyone.

  21. wayne says:

    Yeah really high brow humor on Rom today,going way over my head

  22. ricky says:

    at red nation

    theres a gd chance it can happen, remember the blackburn match,
    after a long lay off ando lost weight, shaved his beard and got a haircut, there ws also an improvemnt in his performance

    i can guarantee that you wont even recognise him nxt time you see him

  23. kanchelskis says:


    Your comment suggests that you did, in fact, completely miss the pun in my last post. Better luck next time.

  24. wayne says:

    No i didn’t

  25. WillieRedNut says:

    Not high brow. More like slap stick! :)

  26. kanchelskis says:


    Then why did you take it to mean that I ACTUALLY thought we were being highbrow and cryptic, when in fact it was quite obviously worded only for the sake of the pun?

  27. Jeet says:

    Fight, fight!

  28. wayne says:

    Fuck me i didn’t i knew you were being scarastic

  29. kanchelskis says:


    Your prickly interjection stongly suggested otherwise.

  30. wayne says:

    FFS i was joking,what the fuck is wrong with you,does everything have to be a issue in this place,if you can’t figure out i was being sarcastic back.not my problem

  31. kanchelskis says:


    Not your problem? I dunno, you seem pretty wound up right now. Why does everything have to be an issue in this place?

    ;-) ;-)

    :-) :-)

    <3 <3<3


    ps All my posts have secretly been sarcastic all along. Who knew?!

  32. wayne says:

    Not wound up at all mate and trying to wind me up by pretending to think i was serious isn’t being sarcastic

  33. TheCANTONA says:

    That cunt Suarez isnt really good is he? just 6 goals & 2 assist but some daft liverfool fans defends him just like hes the best thing eversince the slice bread. Retards!

  34. LoneStarRed says:

    Long way to go yet but not bad so far for out strikers. I feel we waste too many chances though.

  35. Sparkz says:

    3 assists for Rooney? I’m sure that can’t be right….just off the top of my head, I remember him getting 2 against Bolton recently (set up Scholesy and Welbeck). Set up Anderson’s header against Norwich. And I think he got one in the 8-2 as well.

    And yes, what is the situation with Anderson’s fitness, anyone got any updates?

  36. gexmex says:

    I am rereading the comments about Welbeck, here and in other threads and maybe I have been looking at other matches for the past month or so. What I am reading is “work rate”, “link up”, “all around” and other BS stuff….Let me summarize his contribution in the last games: very small. Against Suarez&Co we owe it to Valencia, who was for all purposes the real second striker (as well as a second RB and a first RM). Roo’s second goal was all Valencia’s making, Welbeck was nowhere to be seen. He did not threat the goal even once, and most of the game he was making those senseless runs everybody here is apparently so fond of.
    The same happened against Chelsea, except for two occasions when he made himself available inside the box, with the second one getting a brilliant pass from Hernandez and creating the penalty (but we all know that Hernandez has no link up game)… FFS we were down 3 – 0 and those comments still talked about “link up” game.
    Look at the stats since Wigan. If I am not mistaken, he has one goal (against Arsenal). Thankfully, Valencia has made the difference for the past weeks.

  37. King Eric says:

    Gexmex. Ha ha ha. Fuck me. Welbeck was absolutely superb against the dippers. What game were yoy watching pal?

  38. JC says:

    Gex it’s ok we get that you have a man crush on Javier, you don’t need to keep slagging off Danny to prove it. Now start trying to be objective or piss off.

  39. WillieRedNut says:

    The brilliant pass from Hernandez, that came off a Chelsea player? I rate little pea highly, but theres no need to have a pop at Danny in every post. I hate the way some will have a strop because their favorite player isn’t playing. Support the lads as a squad. We’re not a team of individuals.


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