Stats: Radamel Falcao could hit top gear in Manchester United's weekend fixture

Radamel Falcao

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Leicester City at Old Trafford, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Manchester United will be seeking revenge as they welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. 

The reverse fixture earlier this season saw the Foxes run out 5-3 winners, despite the Red Devils assuming a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead. 

With a top four place still up for grabs, Louis van Gaal will be expecting maximum points, and a performance to match, against the bottom-placed Foxes. 

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Saturday's encounter:

1 - Manchester United have lost just once in their last 14 fixtures in all competitions, while, with three wins in their last six league matches, the club sit seventh in the Premier League form table. Although the Foxes are 20th in the actual league standings, they sit 12th based on form with 7 points - just four short of United - from their last 6 league games, including 1-0 wins against Hull and Aston Villa. Nonetheless, the home side remain strong favourites heading into this tie. 

 Premier League Top Five Conversion Rate (%) Matches PlayedShot Conversion Rate (%)
Chelsea 22 14
Manchester United 22 13
Southampton 22 13
West Ham United 22 12
Manchester City 22 12

5 - While Manchester United's lack of goals has proven a problem - there have been just five goals in the last four Premier League games involving Manchester United - Louis van Gaal will take solace in the fact only Chelsea (19%) have scored with a higher percentage of their shots than his side (17%) this season. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are the club's joint top-scorers, having notched eight goals each. 

  Wayne RooneyRobin van PersieJuan MataÁngel Di MaríaFalcao
Appearances 18 20 19 14 13
Goals Scored 8 8 5 3 3
Total Assists 4 2 3 6 3
Mins Played 1,577 1,655 1,457 1,028 694

3 - Radamel Falcao has had a difficult start to life at Old Trafford, although we have witnessed glimpses of his world-class ability. The 28-year old has scored three times in 13, but has only experienced a full 90 minutes on three occasions. Despite converting just three of his 14 attempts, he has hit the target with an impressive 70% of his total attempts. Saturday could be the day we finally see El Tigre at his fierce best.

 Radamel Falcao - Manchester United #
Appearances 13
Goals Scored 3
Total Assists 3
Shooting Accuracy (%) 58
Shot Conversion Rate (%) 13
Clear Cut Chances Scored (%) 22.22

8 - Leicester had netted just one goal in their previous eight Premier League matches against Manchester United before their 5-3 win earlier this season. This victory saw them become only the sixth team to score 5+ goals versus the Red Devils in an English top flight match (+ Newcastle, Southampton, Chelsea, Man City and WBA), as United threw away a two-goal advantage for the first time in their 853-game Premier League history.

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