10 appearances, nine goals: Wayne Rooney key in Manchester United weekend clash

Wayne Rooney

Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Upton Park, we bring you all the best Opta stats.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will travel with his side to Upton Park ahead of their Premier League fixture with West Ham United on Sunday afternoon. 

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

  • Manchester United have won 11 and lost none of their last 12 Premier League matches against West Ham. Also important to note is the fact the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last six English top flight away fixtures - three victories and three draws - a record Louis van Gaal will be eager to maintain. Meanwhile, United have lost just one of their last 20 league games away in the capital (W12 D7 L1).
 2014/15 Away Form WonDrawnLostGoal ScoredGoals ConcededPoints
Manchester United 3 6 2 14 13 15
  • West Ham, on the other hand, have recorded seven wins from 12 matches at the Boleyn Ground this season, including victories against Manchester City and Liverpool. Allardyce's side have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games when playing at home (W7 D2 L1), scoring 18 goals and conceding just six in the process. 
 2014/15 Home Form WonDrawnLostGoal ScoredGoals ConcededPoints
West Ham 7 2 3 19 10 23
  • Wayne Rooney is likely to be at the centre of the action this weekend. He has been a tremendous inspiration throughout the entirety of this season. The 29-year-old has scored 10 goals in his last nine Barclays Premier League games against West Ham, including a match-winning brace in the same tie under David Moyes last season. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie has scored in each of his last five league games against the Hammers, netting a total of six goals in that run.
  • The Hammers have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (14), while conceding the second-fewest headed chances (28), behind Chelsea (26). Andy Carroll could cause tremendous problems for the Red Devils. The 26-year-old has scored five goals this term - two with his head - while he has won almost twice as many aerial duels (9) than any other top flight player, per match. 
  Headed GoalsTotal Headed AttemptsMatches Played
West Ham 14 74 23
Man Utd 5 36 23
  • Manchester United have used more players than any other team in the Premier League this season (31), while West Ham have used just 22. 

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