A closer look at the stats surrounding United’s attacking trio.
As Manchester United gear up for the new season, we thought that we would take a closer look at the club’s potential frontline, as it is the only area of the squad (aside from in goal) that they are yet to improve upon.
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Having brought in Luke shaw, United have added balance to their defence, while Ander Herrera will bring some much needed creativity to the middle of the park.
Last season saw United suffer their worst ever Premier League finish, but with hope renewed under Louis Van Gaal this time around, the club will be hoping that their strike force will have enough about them to fire them back to victory.
Mata suffered for his versatility last season. Having been frozen out by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea he thought he’d be given a new lease of life at Old Trafford, only for David Moyes to continue his record of ineptitude by failing to figure out how best to use him. It took him a while to get off the mark, and he even found himself back on the bench as the season inched to a close. However, under Louis Van Gaal he can be expected to play a more pronounced role and hopefully rekindle the sort of form that once made him so highly rated.
Shots per game: 1.9
Shot accuracy: 37.9%
Conversion rate: 20.7%
Key passes per game: 2.2
Dribbles per game: 0.9
Through balls per game: 0.7
WhoScored rating: 7.29