Stats show Rooney beats Cabaye in Palace-Man United combined XI ahead of FA Cup final

Oulala take look at a combined Crystal Palace-Manchester United XI ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final

Man United edge Crystal Palace 7-4 in combined FA Cup XI Photo: Oulala

Manchester United will look to end their three-year trophy drought on Saturday afternoon when Louis van Gaal’s side take on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

The Red Devils haven’t won the cup competition since 2004 despite winning the FA Cup on 11 previous occasions – only their bitter Premier League rivals Arsenal have won the trophy more.

Crystal Palace famously lost to United in the 1990 FA Cup after having heroically beaten Liverpool in the semi-final to secure one of the competition’s great upsets.

In the build up to the weekend’s FA Cup final​, Oulala have put together a United an​d​ Palace ​combined XI based on key stats in the Premier League in each position which can be found below.​

Goalkeeper: David de Gea beats Wayne Hennessey

Clean Sheets – 15 to 8
Saves (per game) – 2.4 to 2.8
Saves (per goal) – 2.5 to 2.2
Goals Conceded – 33 to 36
Catches – 2.5 to 2.9
Punches – 0.4 to 0.1

Left-back: Pape Souare beats Marcos Rojo

Clearances (per game) – 4.1 to 2.4
Successful Passes (per game) – 25 to 32
Interceptions (per game) – 2.5 to 1.7
Tackles Won (per game) – 0.7 to 2
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 0.5 to 0.3
Key Passes (per game) – 0.8 to 0.6

Centre-half: Daley Blind beats Damien Delaney

Tackles Won (per game) – 1.9 to 0.7
Tackle Success Rate – 49% to 45%
Clearances (per game) – 3.6 to 6.7
Interceptions (per game) – 2.3 to 1.8
Successful Passes (per game) – 48 to 23
Aerial Duels Won (per game) – 1 to 3

Centre-half: Chris Smalling beats Scott Dann

Tackles Won (per game) – 1.1 to 0.7
Tackles Success Rate – 45% to 40%
Clearances (per game) – 5.2 to 5.3
Interceptions (per game) – 2.8 to 1.8
Successful Passes (per game) – 35 to 23
Aerial Duels Won (per game) – 3.5 to 3.2

Right-back: Joel Ward beats Antonio Valencia

Clearances (per game) – 4.1 to 1.4
Successful Passes (per game) – 23 to 36
Interceptions (per game) – 2.3 to 1.1
Tackles Won (per game) – 1.8 to 1.5
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 0.6 to 1.1
Key Passes (per game) – 0.4 to 0.3

Defensive midfielder: James McArthur beats Michael Carrick

Chances Created (per game) – 0.8 to 0.4
Tackles Won (per game) – 1.5 to 1
Interceptions (per game) – 2.4 to 1.6
Pass Completion Rate – 85% to 86%
Assists – 2 to 0
Goals – 2 to 0

Central midfielder: Wayne Rooney beats Yohan Cabaye

Chances Created (per game) – 1.5 to 1.5
Tackles (per game) – 0.9 to 2.4
Take-On Success Rate – 54% to 43%
Pass Completion Rate – 83% to 83%
Assists – 6 to 1
Goals – 8 to 5

Central midfielder: Juan Mata beats Jason Puncheon

Chances Created (per game) – 1.4 to 1.9
Tackles Won (per game) – 0.6 to 1.5
Take-On Success Rate – 64% to 62%
Pass Completion Rate – 89% to 80%
Assists – 5 to 3
Goals – 6 to 2

Left winger: Anthony Martial beats Yannick Bolasie

Chances Created (per game) – 1.2 to 0.9
Pass Completion Rate – 77% to 73%
Take-On Success Rate – 46% to 53%
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 2.7 to 2.9
Assists – 4 to 3
Goals – 11 to 5

Right winger: Wilfried Zaha beats Jesse Lingard

Chances Created (per game) – 1.2 to 0.6
Pass Completion Rate – 77% to 85%
Take-On Success Rate – 52% to 44%
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 3.7 to 0.8
Assists – 1 to 1
Goals – 2 to 4

Centre-forward: Marcus Rashford beats Connor Wickham

Chances Created (per game) – 0.6 to 0.6
Assists – 2 to 3
Shot Accuracy – 89% to 32%
Mins (per goal) – 171 to 265
Conversion Rate – 31% to 15%
Goals – 5 to 5

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