10 Stats from Manchester United and Manchester City season so far

Manchester United and Manchester City will have set their sights on winning the Premier League  title at the start of the season.

While City will have been determined to bounce back after losing the title to Liverpool last season, United were on a high after finishing in the Champions League places.

However, things are not going according to plan for either of the Manchester clubs, especially for the red side.

The Red Devils are as low as 14th in the Premier League table at the moment with 10 points from seven matches, as many as eight points behind leaders Leicester City, who have played eight games.

As for City, Pep Guardiola’s side currently find themselves 10th with 12 points from seven games, five points behind third-placed and defending English champions Liverpool, who have played eight times.

City, though, have won all three of their Champions League Group C games, while United have won two of their first three Group H fixtures.

With club football taking a back seat to international football now, we look at 10 interesting stats from United and City’s season so far.

  • Manchester United have conceded more goals (14) than they have scored (12) in the Premier League so far this season.
    Manchester City have scored two fewer goals than Manchester United (10).
    Manchester United have spent 31% of their time on average in the opposition final third.
    Manchester City have spent 33% of their time on average in the opposition final third.
    Bruno Fernandes has scored five goals and provided three assists for Manchester United in the Premier League.
    Raheem Sterling has scored five goals and provided three assists for Manchester City, but in all competitions.
    Manchester United attack most down their left side (43%), with 29% of their attacking moves coming down their right.
    Manchester City attack most down their left side (39%), with 33% of their attacking moves coming down their right.
    Manchester United have scored five goals from open play in the league.
    Manchester City have scored seven goals from open play in the league.

*All stats are from BBC Sport and WhoScored

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