Louis van Gaal sacked: His Manchester United reign in numbers

Man Utd: By The Numbers:  : 20160523

Van Gaal has been sacked by Manchester United after just two years in charge.

Man Utd: By The Numbers:  : 20160523

After a difficult two years at Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United has come to an end.

His arrival was met with great optimism back in the summer of 2014, after he had impressed with the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil.

A top four finish in his first season was achieved, as he helped United back into the Champions League.

A disappointing second season followed though, as they finished fifth in the table and performed poorly, with a FA Cup triumph unable to save the Dutchman from the sack.

Van Gaal’s reign will largely be remember for negative football and poor performances, but the numbers from his two-year stint suggest he was better than many believe.

  WonDrawnLostPointsGoals per GameGoals Conceded per GameOntarget Scoring Attempts per GameWin PercentageAppearances
Man Utd 39 19 18 136 1.46 0.95 4.26 51% 76

He managed 39 wins in total, the third highest in the Premier League in the last two years.

He also oversaw 19 draws, fewer than the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, and just 18 losses.

That saw them pick up 136 points in total, the fourth best record in the division, and an overall win percentage of 51%, this time the third best record.

On average they managed just shy of 1.5 goals per game and 4.26 on target attempts to boot.

It was defensively where they really shone though, conceding 0.95 per game, which made them the best defensive side in the last two years.

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