Sports Matrix have produced an infographic which looks at United’s build style, following the on-going debate about long balls. If you needed stats to show you that United aren’t a long ball team, here they are, showing that, like most teams who are desperate for points at the end of a game, resort to booting the ball up to Marouane Fellaini. The fact that doing this against West Ham resulted in United equalising probably only emphasises the sense in Van Gaal taking this approach.

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