Robin van Persie in Explosive Start - 50.5 mins per goal | Stats

Robin van Persie in Explosive Start - 50.5 mins per goal | Stats

Robin va Persie has made an explosive start to his career at Manchester United. After starting on the bench against Everton and not managing a shot in his cameo off of the bench he has now smashed four goals in 202 minutes averaging a goal every 50.5 minutes. If you look at the time played when starting he's averaging a goal every 45 minutes - a goal per half! His remarkable statistics began with his first start - the first …
Don't Write Off Wayne Rooney - Yet | Stats Analysis

Don't Write Off Wayne Rooney - Yet | Stats Analysis

Headlines were made when Sir Alex Ferguson dropped Wayne Rooney for Manchester United’s second league game against Fulham last week. He was dropped in favour of new United player Van Persie. The move has sparked numerous reports about him getting close to the Old Trafford exit door. Ferguson is understood to have been dismayed by Rooney’s performance against Everton over a week ago and made his decision to drop him during the week. Against Everton, Rooney often lost the ball …
Do Manchester United Really Need Robin van Persie? | Stats Comparison

Do Manchester United Really Need Robin van Persie? | Stats Comparison

Ever since rumours surfaced about United's bid for last season's Player of the Year and following Sir Alex's subsequent acknowledgement of the same, there has been a debate among fans whether the club actually need the striker. While few doubt his abilities, van Persie's recent behaviour at Arsenal and that United appear well-stocked up front do raise some questions over spending priorities. Robin van Persie compared to United's strikers Stats do tell a story and comparing the Arsenal man with …
Shinji Kagawa | Manchester United's New Midfield Maestro | Stats

Shinji Kagawa | Manchester United's New Midfield Maestro | Stats

Sir Alex Ferguson has completed the signing of Shinji Kagawa and the Japanese international has officially joined the stable of premier attacking options at Old Trafford.  Our own @RedMancunia touched briefly on the quality of Manchester United's wingers as compared to the rest of the league in his post here, and the addition of Kagawa to the mix should only increase the depth of attacking options already at Ferguson's disposal.  Kagawa will also add another option in the centre of …
Premier League top scorers | How, When & Where? History of top scorers...

Premier League top scorers | How, When & Where? History of top scorers...

Shearer, Henry, van Nistelrooy, Ronaldo – the English Premier League has been graced with some of the best goal scorers the game has seen, in what is dubbed by some as the most difficult league in the world. In the previous 10 Premier League seasons, an average of 22.9 goals has earned the Golden Boot, a range of 19 to 31. This season, with 7/8 games to go, Robin van Persie has already amassed more goals than that average, managing …
Paul Scholes Midfield Maestro | United's key man | Opta Stats

Paul Scholes Midfield Maestro | United's key man | Opta Stats

On the 8th of January 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson made one of his most inspiring moves of his career – bringing Paul Scholes out of retirement. Since that day United have taken 34 out of a possible 36 points in the league with the only slip up coming in the 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in February. This is compared to the previous twelve games without Scholes when United took a possible 25 out of 36 points. During this period they …
Man Utd's Midfield | Stats & Analysis

Man Utd's Midfield | Stats & Analysis

There has been much uncertainty over Manchester United's midfield this season. 10 different combinations have played in that position over the past 20 PL games. To add to that uncertainty, Manchester United have just re-signed Paul Scholes from retirement. The uncertainty has been further increased through injuries which have forced players like Rafael and Rooney play out of position at times. Having considered the previous points who have been Manchester United's best performers and who should be Manchester United's first choice midfielders once …
Have Giggs & Scholes Improved?

Have Giggs & Scholes Improved?

Manchester United's two veterans Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have both been instrumental for the club when they've played but how do they fare when compared to last season? Ryan Giggs Stats Comparison Defensively, the Ryan Giggs of 2010/11 is not too different to the Ryan Giggs of 2011/12. Ryan Giggs' stats for the two seasons are almost identical. The only real difference is the rate at which he is intercepting the ball. The surge in the rate at which …
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