After a disastrous start to the season, Manchester United have made a remarkable U-Turn in recent weeks.
The difference between the Red Devils’ first five fixtures to their last five in the Premier League shows a stark contrast of fortunes – new boss David Moyes took a lot of criticism in the opening few weeks of the season, much of which now seems at best redundant and at worst unfair.
The previous five games of the season saw Moyes’ Manchester United win just one match, drawing one and losing three. In the last five games played this term, United are unbeaten and won four of the five, drawing just the once. It’s a complete turn around in form.
2) Goals Scored
In the previous five games, United had scored just four goals in total, averaging less than one goal per game, compared to the last five games in which they’ve scored 10, averaging two goals scored per game. They’ve more than doubled their goal scoring.
3) Goals Conceded
Meanwhile, United conceded 7 goals in the previous five fixture, averaging 1.4 goals conceded per game compared to the last five games played in which they’ve conceded 5 goals, averaging a goal per game and cutting their leakage by almost a third.
After 6 games played (five games ago) United were 12th place in the table having put just 7 points on the board. Now they sit in 5th place having moved no less than seven places and have 20 points on the board.
The gap prior to the last five games (after 6 games played) between United and league leaders Arsenal was 8 points and that gap has now been more than halved to 5 points. If United continue in this vein of form they can certainly reclaim the title. After a difficult start, the difference really shows as clear as night and day.