United’s numbers – make your own conclusions!

As a self-confessed lover of numbers and stats, I thought I’d share a few now we’ve reached the halfway point of the league season. I offer no commentary on what each stat shows, draw your own conclusions!

Most minutes played (total):
1. Evra (1654)
2. Nani (1566)
3. Rooney (1479)

Most minutes started:
1. Evra (1654)
2. Nani (1500)
3. Rooney (1426)

Most minutes played as a sub:
1. Giggs (167)
2. Valencia (155)
3. Hernandez (148)

Most minutes per goal conceded:
1. Vidic (275)
2. Giggs (199)
3. Evans (177)

Fewest minutes per goal conceded:
1. Young (71)
2. Welbeck (76)
3. Fletcher (77)

Most clean sheets:
1. Hernandez/Rooney/Nani (11)
2. Jones/Evra (10)
3. Giggs/Welbeck (9)

Highest percentage of appearances where a clean sheet is kept:
1. Giggs (75%)
2. Carrick/Valencia (73%)
3. Park (70%)

Lowest percentage of appearances where a clean sheet is kept:
1. Anderson (33%)
2. De Gea (36%)
3. Young (46%)

Most yellow cards:
1. Young/Evans/Ferdinand/Evra (3)
2. Welbeck/Anderson (2)
3. Jones/Smalling/Valencia/Nani/Giggs/Fabio/Carrick/Fletcher (1)

Most goals scored:
1. Rooney (13)
2. Berbatov/Hernandez/Nani (6)
3. Welbeck (4)

Fewest minutes per goal scored when on the pitch:
1. Evans (29)
2. Smalling (31)
3. Anderson (32.5)

Most minutes per goal scored when on the pitch:
1. Vidic (92)
2. Fletcher (69)
3. Ferdinand (51)

Fewest minutes per goal scored:
1. Rooney (114)
2. Hernandez (149)
3. Welbeck (228)

Most assists:
1. Nani/Valencia (7)
2. Young (6)
3. Giggs (5)

Fewest minutes per assist:
1. Valencia (117)
2. Giggs (119)
3. Young (154)

Fewest minutes per contribution (goals and assists):
1. Rooney (92)
2. Giggs (100)
3. Valencia (103)

Most shots:
1. Rooney (78)
2. Nani (49)
3. Welbeck (29)

Highest percentage of shots on target:
1. Anderson (60% – 6 shots)
2. Vidic (50% – 2 shots)/Park (50% – 6 shots)
3. Hernandez (46% – 12 shots)

Most passes attempted:
1. Evra (881)
2. Nani (875)
3. Rooney (859)

Highest percentage of successful passes:
1. Evans (90.21%)
2. Carrick (90.19%)
3. Fletcher (89.52%)

Lowest percentage of successful passes:
1. De Gea (60.2%)
2. Nani (70.17%)
3. Young (73.01%)

Highest number of passes attempted per game:
1. Fletcher (60)
2. Anderson (57)
3. Carrick (52)

Lowest number of passes attempted per game:
1. Hernandez (16)
2. Welbeck (23)
3. De Gea/Evans (36)

Most tackles attempted:
1. Evra (132)
2. Nani (107)
3. Jones (97)

Highest percentage of tackles won:
1. De Gea (100% – 2 tackles won)
2. Ferdinand (79.3% – 23 tackles won)
3. Vidic (77.4% – 23 tackles won)

Lowest percentage of tackles won:
1. Fletcher (42.1% – 8 tackles won)
2. Young (47.5% – 19 tackles won)
3. Hernandez (50% – 10 tackles won)

Most frequent tackler:
1. Evra (every 12.5 minutes)
2. Jones (every 13.5 minutes)
3. Valencia (every 13.7 minutes)

Most interceptions:
1. Jones (35)
2. Carrick (34)
3. Ferdinand (31)

Most frequent interceptor:
1. Carrick (every 25.9 minutes)
2. Ferdinand (every 33.1 minutes)
3. Jones (every 37.3 minutes)

Most clearances:
1. Evans (108)
2. Ferdinand (102)
3. Evra (92)

Most frequent clearer:
1. Vidic (every 7.1 minutes)
2. Evans (every 9.8 minutes)
3. Ferdinand (every 10.1 minutes)

Most blocks:
1. Evans (17)
2. Jones (9)
3. Ferdinand (8)

Most regular blocker:
1. Evans (every 62.5 minutes)
2. Ferdinand (every 128.4 minutes)
3. Anderson (every 143.2 minutes)

All stats are self-compiled using the BBC and Guardian. Minutes include injury time at the end of the first and second half and are rounded to the nearest minute. Stats relate to league games only. Only players who’ve played at least 30% of the total minutes (547.8 minutes) are included, this therefore excludes: Lindegaard (481), Rafael (88), Fabio (234), Fryers (73), Cleverley (357), Gibson (94), Berbatov (377), Owen (87), Macheda (55) and William Keane (9).

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One Response to “United’s numbers – make your own conclusions!”

  1. anidea says:

    wow… awesome compilation… indeed, reflects th players.. th stats speak for themselves.

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