10 intriguing facts about Manchester United so far…

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Manchester United currently sit in 5th place in the Premier League table after eleven games played and 20 points taken from an available 33.

Here are 10 facts you should know...

1) Crosses

Manchester United have made more crosses than any other team in the Premier League, so far averaging 27 crosses played per game.

2) Goals scored from Open Play

Manchester United have scored more away goals from open play than any other team in the league with 9 of United’s away goals scored from open play.

3) Goals from Counter Attacks

Manchester United have scored the fewest goals from a counter attack out of all 20 teams in the Premier League – so far the Red Devils have yet to score a single goal from a counter attack.

4) Goals scored by Area

Manchester United have scored the fewest goals from the middle of the goal, 25% of the Red Devils’ goals scored have been scored from central areas in front of goal, a lower percentage than any other team.

5) Interceptions

Manchester United have made more interceptions than any other team in the league – 190 interceptions in total, averaging 17.3 per game.

6) Clearances

Nemanja Vidic has made more clearances than any other player in the league with 92 clearances in total, averaging 11.5 per game.

7) Offsides

Manchester United have been flagged offside more than any other team in the league – 37 times in total, averaging 3.4 times per game.

8) Fouls given For

Manchester United have been fouled at home more than any other team in the league with 81 fouls given at Old Trafford in United’s favour, averaging 13.5 fouls given per game.

Adnan Januzaj has been fouled more per game than any other player in the league – the United youngster is fouled on average three times per appearance.

9) Fouls given Against

Manchester United have been carded for fouls more than any other team in the league – United players have received 18 cards so far for fouls.

10) Discipline

Manchester United have been carded most for dives, more than any other team with two yellow cards received for diving.

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