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Manchester United statistic leaders: which of Erik ten Hag's players are statistically leading the pack so far this season?

Yusuf Haq

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Manchester United statistic leaders: which of Erik ten Hag's players are statistically leading the pack so far this season?

At the first international break of the season, Manchester United sit fifth in the Premier League table having played six games (with a game in hand as the Leeds fixture was cancelled).

Had it not been for a calamitous opening two games against Brighton and Brentford, they could have been right up there at the top of the table alongside current league leaders Arsenal.

Although arguably, without these results, they could still be struggling as the two losses provided valuable lessons for Erik ten Hag and his men. The Real Sociedad loss in the Europa League was also a shock to the system.

Tactical changes more suited to his current squad were implemented and now United are thriving. Here, UtdDistrict look at which players are dominating which statistical categories for the team so far.

Note that per 90 numbers were not included here, given that only eight matches have been played.

Goals

#1: Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford - 3 goals

#2: Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antony - 1 goal

Assists

#1: Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen - 2 assists

#2: Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot, Anthony Martial and Anthony Elanga - 1 assist

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Minutes played

#1: David de Gea - 720 minutes

#2: Bruno Fernandes - 674 minutes

#3: Christian Eriksen - 665 minutes

#4: Diogo Dalot - 649 minutes

#5: Lisandro Martínez - 618 minutes

Expected goals (xG)

#1: Marcus Rashford - 2.1 xG

#2: Cristiano Ronaldo - 2.0 xG

#3: Bruno Fernandes - 1.5 xG

Non-penalty expected goals (npxG)

#1: Marcus Rashford - 2.1 npxG

#2: Bruno Fernandes - 1.5 npxG

#3: Jadon Sancho - 1.4 npxG

Expected assists (xA)

#1: Christian Eriksen - 1.7 xA

#2: Bruno Fernandes - 1.6 xA

#3: Marcus Rashford - 1.1 xA

Shot creating actions (SCA)

#1: Bruno Fernandes - 26 SCA

#2: Diogo Dalot - 18 SCA

#3: Christian Eriksen - 17 SCA

#4: Jadon Sancho - 16 SCA

#5: Anthony Elanga - 14 SCA

Goal creating actions (SCA)

#1: Jadon Sancho - 5 GCA

#2: Diogo Dalot and Christian Eriksen - 3 GCA

#3: Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial - 2 GCA

Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Liverpool. (Alamy)
Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring against Liverpool. (Alamy)

Progressive passes

#1: Bruno Fernandes - 43 progressive passes

#2: Christian Eriksen - 29 progressive passes

#3: Diogo Dalot - 25 progressive passes

#4: Lisandro Martínez - 19 progressive passes

#5: Jadon Sancho - 18 progressive passes

Progressive passing distance

#1: David de Gea - 3157 yards

#2: Lisandro Martínez - 2272 yards

#3: Diogo Dalot - 2259 yards

#4: Christian Eriksen - 1824 yards

#5: Bruno Fernandes - 1593 yards

Final third passes

#1: Christian Eriksen - 32 final third passes

#2: Bruno Fernandes - 31 final third passes

#3: Lisandro Martínez - 26 final third passes

#4: Diogo Dalot - 23 final third passes

#5: Raphaël Varane - 19 final third passes

Progressive passes received

#1: Bruno Fernandes - 46 passes received

#2: Marcus Rashford - 40 passes received

#3: Jadon Sancho - 38 passes received

#4: Cristiano Ronaldo - 31 passes received

#5: Christian Eriksen - 21 passes received

Manchester United's Christian Eriksen. (Alamy)
Manchester United's Christian Eriksen. (Alamy)

Tackles

#1: Tyrell Malacia - 19 tackles

#2: Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martínez and Scott McTominay - 15 tackles

#3: Raphaël Varane - 11 tackles

Pressures

#1: Scott Mctominay - 97 pressures

#2: Bruno Fernandes - 95 pressures

#3: Tyrell Malacia - 77 pressures

#4: Jadon Sancho - 68 pressures

#5: Lisandro Martínez - 66 pressures

Progressive carries

#1: Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes - 38 carries

#2: Christian Eriksen - 33 carries

#3: Marcus Rashford - 27 carries

Final third carries

#1: Bruno Fernandes - 13 carries

#2: Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia - 10 carries

#3: Jadon Sancho - 9 carries

Dribbles completed

#1: Jadon Sancho - 10 dribbles

#2: Scott Mctominay - 8 dribbles

#3: Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga - 6 dribbles

All data from FBref

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Christian Eriksen, Marcus Rashford, Lisandro Martinez

Yusuf Haq
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