10 stats ahead of Man Utd vs Southampton

Manchester United have the opportunity to move into third place with three games to go by beating Southampton at Old Trafford this evening.

The Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions were handed a massive boost over the weekend following heavy defeats for both Chelsea and Leicester City directly above them.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been on fire since the restart whilst this evening’s visitors are unbeaten in three, which includes a 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Here are 10 stats ahead of Manchester United versus Southampton:

3+ – Manchester United have won each of their last four Premier League games by at least three goals.

4 – Only Arsenal (5) have picked up more red cards than Southampton so far this season.

9 – Danny Ings has registered the opening goal in a Premier League-high nine games so far this season.

10 – Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games (W7, D3) – the longest current unbeaten run in the division.

13 – The Red Devils have won a joint-record 13 penalties in the Premier League this season.

13 – Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 13 goals in his first 10 Premier League games (7 goals, 6 assists).

26 – Southampton have lost more matches (26) against the Red Devils than they have against any other Premier League side.

44% – Danny Ings has scored 19 of of Southampton’s 43 Premier League goals this this season.

46% – 229 of Manchester United’s 501 shots have come from outside the area so far this season – the highest proportion in the Premier League.

82 – The Saints have conceded more Premier League goals (82) versus Manchester United than against any other side.