Fellaini, De Gea & Balotelli in key stats from United vs Liverpool

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Following Manchester United's 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Manchester United secured their sixth straight Premier League win after easing past arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata's first-half goals proved decisive, before Robin van Persie added a late third to compound the misery on Brendan Rodgers' side.

The Red Devils secure their grip on third place following this victory, while Liverpool fall one place, to tenth. 

Here are the top five statistics from Sunday's encounter:

8 - Only once (nine, versus Tottenham in August 2011) has David de Gea made more saves in a Premier League game than he did against Liverpool on Sunday (8).

  TeamvsSavesGoals Conceded
David de Gea Man Utd Liverpool 8 0

6 - Manchester United currently on the longest run of consecutive wins (6) in the Premier League this season. This is the first time since February/March 2013 that the club have achieved this feat. 

7 - Robin van Persie has netted seven goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances against Liverpool. The Dutchman has now scored 75 Premier League goals over the last 4 seasons; more than any other player in that time.

  TeamvsGoalsTotal ShotsShot Conversion (%)
Robin van Persie Man Utd Liverpool 1 5 20

8 - Marouane Fellaini won an impressive eight tackles against Liverpool, five more than any other player involved. The Belgian international accrued more touches than any other player (101), while winning three aerial duels. 

  TeamvsTouchesTacklesAerial Duels
Marouane Fellaini Man Utd Liverpool 101 8 3

4 - Liverpool's Mario Balotelli committed more fouls (4) versus the Red Devils on Sunday than he completed passes (3). He also managed more shots - seven in total, four of which were on target - than any other player, despite playing just 45 minutes. 

  TeamvsAccurate PassesFoulsMins Played
Mario Balotelli Liverpool Man Utd 3 4 45

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