Five stats show why Man Utd want to sign Morgan Schneiderlin

Stats show why Manchester United are desperate to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin

Russ Cane from Oulala
By Russ Cane from Oulala
Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin Photo:

Manchester United are being tipped to increase their offer for Morgan Schneiderlin this week after Southampton rejected a £20m bid.

Ronald Koeman is clearly resigned to losing his player, however, United will have to pay Southampton in the range of £27m if they want to secure the midfielder’s signature.

Opta-powered fantasy football game have highlighted five stats that underline the reasoning behind Manchester United’s continued interest in the 25-year-old.

Firstly, Schneiderlin’s passing. The Frenchman ranked ninth overall in the Premier League last season for most successful passes completed per game (52.9), an unbelievable rate of one successful pass every 95 seconds. That’s more successful passes per game than Champions League finalist and Copa America winner, Arturo Vidal (41.3).

Despite the number of passes made by Schneiderlin, his pass completion remained exceedingly high at 89%, bettering the well-sought after and £60m-rated, Paul Pogba (84%).

The 25-year-old impresses further with successful take-ons. His success rate of 72.7% puts him well ahead of many of the Premier League’s best, including Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (58.7%).

Tackling is another strong part of Schneiderlin’s game. The midfielder won 3.04 tackles per game, ranking him second in the Premier League overall for most tackles won per game putting him above Chelsea’s highly-rated Nemanja Matic (2.81).

Schneiderlin made 2.42 interceptions per game in the Premier League last season, which had him ranked above many of Europe’s top defensive midfielders including Barcelona star Sergio Busquets (1.52).

With Louis van Gaal’s side departing for their tour to the United States on 13 July, it’s expected that a deal to finally tie up Schneiderlin is imminent.

This infographic was supplied by Opta-powered fantasy football game


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