Manchester United will today, be meeting Southampton at Old Trafford tonight, as we look to overtake Chelsea and Leicester on the league table for the first time in months.
The match will bring together, two of the league’s most in-form players, in Danny Ings and Mason Greenwood, and give us an opportunity to see what they’re capable of.
Ahead of the crunch encounter, we take a look at some of the stats surrounding both forwards, to see how they compare.
Greenwood has played in 30 Premier League matches this season, and has 9 goals to his credit, while Ings has featured for the Saints 28 times, with 19 goals to his name. Of course, we also have to note that Greenwood isn’t an out and out striker like Ings and a bulk of his appearances earlier in the season has been as subs.
Ings has a shot conversion rate of 32.2%, which is higher than what Greenwood manages at 32.1%, and when it comes to minutes per goal, the 18 year old is also better, with a goal coming every 111 minutes, while Ings scores every 129.1 minute.
Another thing United will have working for us tonight is that we have scored a goal every 33.3 minutes, when we have Greenwood on the pitch, which is far more than we do without him (77 minutes).
The match promises to be an exciting one, and we can’t wait to see how it pans out. But every Man United fan will be hoping for a win tonight, especially, knowing we have a rare opportunity to go third on the league table.