Stats show Kevin De Bruyne outperforming Man Utd star Anthony Martial

Stats show Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is the form player heading into Sunday's derby at Old Trafford

Russ Cane from Oulala
By Russ Cane from Oulala
Kevin De Bruyne and Anthony Martial are in fine form ahead of Sunday's derby Photo:

Anthony Martial rescued a point for Manchester United thanks to his second-half equaliser in a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

At The Etihad, Kevin De Bruyne netted a 91st-minute winner for Manchester City as they beat Group D opponents Sevilla 2-1.

Both players have hit the ground running since arriving at their new clubs. The duo have enjoyed impressive individual performances in both Europe and the Premier League.

As the pair come head-to-head in this weekend’s Manchester derby, Opta-powered fantasy football game have taken a closer look at Martial and De Bruyne to see how the two players have matched up in the Premier League so far this season.

Martial and De Bruyne have each made five league appearances. However, it’s the Belgian that takes the majority of the plaudits.

According to Oulala’s data, the 24-year-old has completed more successful passes per game (44 to 18) and has a better pass completion (78 per cent to 72 per cent) than Martial in the Premier League.

Oulala’s stats also show that the Belgian has been the more creative of the pair. He has made more assists (three to one) and created more chances (15 to four) than the United forward.

Both De Bruyne and Martial have scored an impressive three goals in their opening five league games. However, the Frenchman boasts the superior shot accuracy (75 per cent to 62 per cent).

With De Bruyne outshining Martial in a number of key areas, it is no surprise that he has also tallied more points on Oulala than his opponent (40 to 32 per game).

United sit just two points behind league leaders City.

Can Martial turn it on at Old Trafford or will De Bruyne lead City to victory yet again?

This infographic was supplied by Opta-powered fantasy football game


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