Unmissable stats from Brighton 0 United 3
Manchester United’s great form continued on Tuesday night with an impressive 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, which produced a number of fascinating facts and statistics.
THE RUN CONTINUES
United are now unbeaten in 15 matches across all competitions, winning 11 and drawing four of those games. Interestingly, our old friends from Germany, Bayern Munich, are the only club from Europe’s big-five leagues who can boast a better record by going 25 games without defeat.
Mason Greenwood's six top-flight goals this season is the most by a player aged 18 or younger in a single Premier League campaign since Wayne Rooney scored nine for Everton in 2003/04.
IMPROVING ALL THE TIME
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s assist for Greenwood's opener was his fourth from 29 Premier League appearances with United: one more than he provided in 42 league games for Crystal Palace.
Since making his Reds debut in February, Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in more goals across all competitions (10) than any other Premier League player – six goals and four assists.
BEST START SINCE RVP
Bruno has been directly involved in eight goals from his first eight league games for United and only Robin van Persie had more goal involvements (nine) after as many games with the club.
OUR DYNAMIC DUO
Paul Pogba and Fernandes have spent 219 minutes on the field together. In that time, United have scored eight goals and conceded none.
We completed a league double over Brighton for the first time since the 1981/82 season, with Tuesday night’s 3-0 success being our first Premier League away win over the Seagulls at the third attempt. They were promoted to the top flight in 2017 after a 34-year absence.
IN GREAT COMPANY
David De Gea made his 397th United appearance on Tuesday and the goalkeeper is now only one match behind Peter Schmeichel, who played 398 times during his iconic career as a Red.
SOLID AT THE BACK
United have kept eight clean sheets from the last 13 Premier League games, which is more than the Reds managed in Solskjaer’s first 40 games as boss (seven). Furthermore, only Liverpool (seven) have conceded fewer Premier League goals in 2020 than United (eight).
Statistics sourced from Opta, Statman Dave and BBC Sport.