Luton v United: Five trending Opta stats

Wednesday 14 February 2024 11:03

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United are preparing to face Luton Town on Sunday amid a positive start to 2024 across all competitions.

The Reds are unbeaten in this year’s six matches so far and building momentum, crucially with a group of key players back from injury and others hitting good form at a crucial time in the campaign.

February has featured three consecutive Premier League wins over Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa, and this weekend’s trip to Luton represents an opportunity to add a fourth. 

Check out these five topical statistics from Opta, ahead of Sunday’s big game… 


United are unbeaten in the last 12 meetings with Luton in all competitions (W10 D2), since a 2-1 loss at Kenilworth Road in March 1987. Bryan Robson scored our consolation goal that day and Captain Marvel has made more appearances against Luton than any other Red (17). 
How many points will United win from February's remaining Premier League matches against Luton and Fulham?poll

How many points will United win from February's remaining Premier League matches against Luton and Fulham?


United have won the last 11 Premier League matches against newly promoted clubs, only conceding five goals. It is our best winning run against promoted sides since a 12-match sequence between 2011 and 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.


Erik ten Hag has won all nine of his Premier League games against newly promoted clubs, and that’s the best 100 per cent win ratio against those sides of any manager in the competition’s history.

The only two managers to win their first 10 Premier League games against promoted clubs are Jose Mourinho (first 15) and Roberto Mancini (first 12).


Rasmus Hojlund has scored one goal in each of his last five Premier League matches, making him the youngest player to do so since Nicolas Anelka in 1998.

A goal in Sunday’s match against Luton would see him become the youngest-ever player to score in six consecutive games, with Newcastle United's Joe Willock the current youngest (21 years, 272 days).

McTominay's goalscoring exploits Video

McTominay's goalscoring exploits

Watch Scott McTominay's eight goals so far in 2023/24 - he loves a late one!


Scott McTominay’s seven Premier League goals this season have been worth 12 points to United and that’s the most of any player for any team this season. The Academy graduate has found the net in five games this season and, in three of those, his goal has been the winner.

Fans can listen to live radio commentary of Luton v United on Sunday via MUTV. 


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