Manchester United v Newcastle United - All the stats

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Following Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford, we bring you all the most interesting Opta Stats.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney scored twice and set up the third for Robin van Persie, as Louis van Gaal's men made it seven wins from their last eight Premier League matches. 

Here are the top five statistics from the Red Devils' Boxing Day victory:

50 - Manchester United are the first team in English league history to win 50 games on December 26. The Red Devils have now won 11 Premier League fixtures on this day. 

5 - Newscastle's Papiss Cisse averages a goal once every 70.4 minutes in the Premier League this season - a better rate than any other player. The Senegal international has scored five times as a substitute in this season, again, more than any one else in the Premier League.  

  TeamGoals scoredMinutes per goalMinutes Played
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle 8 70 560
Chris Wood Leicester 1 72 72
Sergio Agüero Man City 14 75.21 1,053
Frank Lampard Man City 4 82 328
Didier Drogba Chelsea 3 91 273

11 - Wayne Rooney has now scored 11 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances at Old Trafford. The Manchester United captain has also now scored 12 Premier League goals against Newcastle - only against Aston Villa has he netted as many.

  TeamGoals scoredAppearances
Wayne Rooney Man Utd 8 14
Robin van Persie Man Utd 8 17
Juan Mata Man Utd 5 15
Ángel Di María Man Utd 3 12
Falcao Man Utd 2 10

6 - Man United have won all 6 Premier League games that Paddy McNair has started this season. The youngster impressed again against Newcastle, completing 93.7% of his total attempted passes, while making a match-best six tackles. 

Ángel Di María Man Utd 6 12
Wayne Rooney Man Utd 4 14
Falcao Man Utd 3 10

3 - Radamel Falcao has now registered 3 assists in the Premier League this season. Angel Di Maria (6) and Wayne Rooney (4) are the only Man United players with more. The Colombian international played two key passes against Newcastle, while managing one shot at goal. 

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