Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Seven essential stats before United v West Ham

Wednesday 22 July 2020 11:43

Manchester United could take a huge step towards Champions League qualification with victory over West Ham United on Wednesday night.

A win would move the Reds three points ahead of fourth-placed Leicester City - who we play on Sunday - and depending on Chelsea’s result against Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men could even finish the night in third.

But what’s our league form like heading into this crucial clash? What’s our record like against West Ham? And what personal milestone could Ole achieve on Wednesday? Thankfully, we’ve got the answers to these questions and many more…

The Reds haven’t lost in the last 12 Premier League games - a run that actually stretches back to January. That equals Ole’s longest unbeaten league spell as United boss, meaning should we avoid defeat on Wednesday he will set a new longest unbeaten run of 13 matches.
Classic Match: United 4 West Ham 0 Video

Classic Match: United 4 West Ham 0

Ahead of tonight’s game, enjoy this four-goal demolition of the Hammers from the opening day of the 2017/18 season…

United haven’t lost any of our last 19 Premier League games when we’ve netted first, winning 15 and drawing four of those encounters.

David De Gea and Harry Maguire are the only players to have featured in all of United’s 36 league games so far in 2019/20.
We’re unbeaten in the last 11 Premier League home games against West Ham, winning nine and drawing two. We last lost to the Hammers at Old Trafford in May 2007. In fact, of the 10 teams United have played 20 times or more at home in the Premier League, we’ve enjoyed the highest win rate (83 per cent) against the Hammers.
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This fixture has only produced one 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford and that came in December 2015, so expect goals this evening!

Wayne Rooney is the top scorer in this fixture in the Premier League with 11 goals to his name. Meanwhile, Anthony Martial has netted more times against West Ham (6) than any other opponent while playing for the Reds.
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United have scored 53 home Premier League goals against West Ham, a record only bettered when facing Everton and Aston Villa (56 goals against both).

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have netted 11 and 12 Premier League goals respectively for United at Old Trafford this season. It’s only the third time two players have reached double figures in this regard in a single season, after Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08, and Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole in 1999/00.

Wednesday will be only David Moyes’s second away Premier League match against United since leaving the club in 2014. The last former Reds manager to win away at Old Trafford in a top-flight match was Dave Sexton in March 1982 with Coventry City.

Stats sourced from Opta,

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