Manchester United are back on form, winning their third successive game at the weekend with a 3-0 victory against Hull.
A key cog in their performance was captain Wayne Rooney, whose form has picked up since returning from a three game suspension.
Against Hull, Rooney delivered the most efficient passing game he has across the last four seasons in any Premier League game in which he has played 60 minutes or more.
|Position||Team||Match||Season||Passing Accuracy||Mins Played|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Man Utd vs Hull City||2014-2015||95%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Man Utd vs Man City||2011-2012||93%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Swansea vs Man Utd||2011-2012||92%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Man Utd vs C. Palace||2014-2015||91%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Fulham vs Man Utd||2011-2012||90%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Man Utd vs Everton||2012-2013||90%||90|
|Wayne Rooney||FW||Man Utd||Sunderland vs Man Utd||2014-2015||90%||90|
Rooney completed 95 per cent of his passes, a real positive for a player who last season was averaging a 80 per cent accuracy rate.
Intriguingly, three of Rooney's top seven passing games have come in the 10 games he has played under Louis van Gaal, registering 91 per cent in the previous home match against Crystal Palace.
Rooney is a player whose first touch can often be poor when he is not on his game, and his tendency to try and look for a spectacular pass can lower his statistics in areas of efficiency like this.
The season-by-season data for the England captain suggests manager Louis van Gaal is getting the best out of him, recording so far his best passing season for United in the last four years.