Stats highlight United's top performers this season

Manchester United have officially reached the halfway point of the 2020/21 Premier League season and that milestone provides an opportunity to reflect.

Following a hard-earned 2-1 win over Fulham on matchday 19, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds are top of the table and there is so much to look forward to in the campaign’s second half. 

Before our gaze is drawn by the future, let’s take a look at the past by studying 11 key performance stats for the players – broken down into categories, as recorded by the data site FBRef.com

As you will see below, two of the manager's leaders dominate the categories.

Harry Maguire is top of the minutes played, passes completed, interceptions and aerial duels won, highlighting his consistency and reliability as captain. 

Influential playmaker Bruno Fernandes is also top of four statistical categories in the form of goals, assists, touches and shots, underlining his excellence this term. 

Intrigued? Take a look at the breakdown below...

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MINUTES PLAYED
Harry Maguire (1,710)
Bruno Fernandes (1,563)
Marcus Rashford (1,538)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (1,530)
David De Gea (1,485)

GOALS
Bruno Fernandes (11)
Marcus Rashford (7)
Edinson Cavani (4)
Paul Pogba (3)
Anthony Martial (2)
ASSISTS
Bruno Fernandes (7)
Marcus Rashford (5)
Anthony Martial (3)
Edinson Cavani (2)
Juan Mata (2)

TOUCHES
Bruno Fernandes (1,380)
Harry Maguire (1,326)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (1,180)
Luke Shaw (1,023)
Paul Pogba (972)

Watch Cavani's vital equaliser against FulhamVideo

PASSES COMPLETED
Harry Maguire (985)
Bruno Fernandes (834)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (801)
Victor Lindelof (730)
Luke Shaw (716)

SHOTS
Bruno Fernandes (57)
Marcus Rashford (44)
Anthony Martial (32)
Harry Maguire (22)
Mason Greenwood (20)
SUCCESSFUL DRIBBLES
Marcus Rashford (42)
Anthony Martial (27)
Paul Pogba (22)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (19)
Luke Shaw (19)

NUMBER OF PLAYERS TACKLED
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (60)
Fred (38)
Bruno Fernandes (37)
Luke Shaw (35)
Paul Pogba (28)

BLOCKS
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (68)
Scott McTominay (33)
Bruno Fernandes (32)
Harry Maguire (31)
Luke Shaw (29)

This Fred clip embodies United's spirit!Video

INTERCEPTIONS
Harry Maguire (36)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (24)
Fred (23)
Eric Bailly (17)
Scott McTominay & Paul Pogba (13)

AERIAL DUELS WON
Harry Maguire (76)
Paul Pogba (32)
Victor Lindelof (31)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (25)
Luke Shaw (19)

All data recorded by FBref.com.

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