Manchester United Goal Distribution

Here we compare where United stand in the Premier League for total goals from different phases of play. As we can see, United are 6th and 5th respectively for open play and counter attacking goals. This is roughly in line with their performances this season. However, they perform poorly from set pieces, where they only sit 16th in the league for goals scored from such situations. The hope is that a statistic like this will be improved by the recent acquisition of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon for £46,000,000 in January. For penalties scored this 2019/20 season, United have scored the joint most penalties with Liverpool with a total of 5; only sitting second because they have missed more penalties than their north-western counterparts.

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