Official top five fastest Manchester United players at World Cup, shock names at #1

Three Manchester United players shared the top speed at the World Cup among their peers, but there was no place for the 'fastest footballer in the world'.

Discounting the inconsequential third place play-off, Manchester United's players are now all out of the World Cup.

For Robin van Persie, his competitive journey ended at the semi-final stage, while for the English contingent, their adventure was only brief.

It is now possible to look at FIFA's official statistics, and see who has been the fastest Manchester United player across the whole tournament.

There is no one clear winner however, with three different stars equal on the exact top sprint speed, even down to the last 0.1 kilometres per hour.

1=) Juan Mata 31.1 k/ph

1=) Luke Shaw 31.1 k/ph

1=) Adnan Januzaj 31.1 k/ph

4) Javier Hernandez 30.9 k/ph

5) Wayne Rooney 30.7 k/ph

New signing Luke Shaw was one of the three speediest players, setting that time in just one appearance. He was matched by Adnan Januzaj of Belgium and Juan Mata of Spain, neither who are tagged as attackers who are reliant on pace.

The United star to disappointingly not make the top five, reflective of his own poor displays at the World Cup, is Ecuador winger Antonio Valencia.

This is especially the case because Valencia was named by FIFA last season as the 'fastest player in the world', reaching a top speed of 36.1 k/ph. At the World Cup the fastest pace he reached was 29.8 k/ph.

The fastest player at the tournament is Costa Rica's Junior Diaz, at 33.8 k/ph.

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