Stats show Jamie Vardy in better form than Man United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy

Stats highlight Jamie Vardy is in even better form than Ruud van Nistelrooy when Man United legend set Premier League record

Can Jamie Vardy beat Ruud van Nistelrooy's record? Photo: Football Fanager

Jamie Vardy could break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games when Leicester City host Manchester United on Saturday.

The above infographic from leading daily fantasy sports site Football Fanager shows that the Foxes striker is currently riding even higher than the record-breaking form of the Red Devils legend.

Vardy’s goal against Newcastle United last weekend was his 10th in a row, putting him level with the mark Van Nistelrooy set in the 2002/03 campaign.

Comparing the form of the Dutchman from 12 years ago, when his goals propelled Manchester United to the Premier League title, Vardy boasts a better goals per game ratio, is taking more shots per game and also rivals Van Nistelrooy’s impressive 67% shot accuracy figures.

At this stage in 2002/03, United were down in fifth position. With the Foxes currently sitting pretty at the top of the league, could this actually be their year?

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