Plenty of Manchester United fans would have been happy to see the back of former manager David Moyes and would have been delighted when Louis van Gaal was brought in as the next permanent boss at Old Trafford.
The Premier League season has now covered 21 games and with United in the mix for a Champions League place, it seems to have been the right decision by Old Trafford officials.
However, there is evidence to suggest that Moyes’ United were better over the same number of games as LvG’s side.
Moyes’ side had one more win and had scored one more goal by this point of the season with the two managers level on points, as van Gaal’s side have drawn more games than Moyes’ team.
Moyes is also ahead in terms of value for money; his accumulative spend meant that the price he paid per point at United was lower.
If United get into the Champions League, spend well over the summer and then look like title contenders heading into the new season, these stats won’t mean an awful lot, but they are proof that fans should be slightly concerned about the state of van Gaal’s team.