Revealed: United's new fastest player in 2019/20

Saturday 21 December 2019 05:00

Manchester United midfielder Fred has thrown his name into the hat to become our fastest player, after registering the quickest pace of the Premier League season so far last time out.

The Brazilian has certainly impressed fans in recent weeks with his combative and hard-working performances, yet blistering speed is not something we’d automatically associate with him. 

Impressively, Fred was clocked sprinting at 37.29 kilometres per hour during last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford, according to statistical experts Opta. 

That is now the no.1 speed that has been recorded in United’s top-flight fixtures this campaign, with Marcus Rashford now second on the list after his dash of 36.32 km/h against Crystal Palace.

Fred has registered the fastest speed of any United player in the Premier League this season - 37.29 km/h - but Marcus Rashford has consistently been the quickest by topping the chart in eight matches.

From a consistency point of view, in-form striker Rashford is the quickest player in the squad after tallying the top speeds in eight of United's 17 Premier League matches in 2019/20.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Daniel James is close behind Marcus in this particular table after topping the speed chart in seven games this campaign.

Jesse Lingard is also on the list and was the no.1 speed merchant during our recent Manchester derby victory at the Etihad Stadium. 

Looking for more detail? Keep scrolling down…


According to Opta, these are the quickest players from our 17 Premier League matches this season…

Chelsea = James (33.52)
Wolverhampton Wanderers = Rashford (33.33)
Crystal Palace = Rashford (36.32)
Southampton = James (34.24)
Leicester City = James (35.04)
West Ham United = James (33.81)
Arsenal = Rashford (35.53)
Newcastle United = James (34.09)
Liverpool = Rashford (33.39)
Norwich City = Rashford (33.70)
Bournemouth = Rashford (33.67)
Brighton & Hove Albion = Rashford (36.15)
Sheffield United = James (35.70)
Aston Villa = James (35.08)
Tottenham Hotspur = Rashford (34.39)
Manchester City = Lingard (34.43)
Everton = Fred (37.29)

*All speeds recorded in km/h

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