The best stats from United's draw with Southampton
Monday night’s match at Old Trafford may have ended in disappointment for Manchester United, but our unbeaten run was extended to 18 games – a post-Sir Alex Ferguson era high.
There were also notable landmarks for David De Gea and Anthony Martial, while Bruno Fernandes continues to prove an incredibly productive January signing.
Check out the best post-match stats from our 2-2 draw with Southampton below…
EIGHTEEN AND COUNTING
Despite the disappointing way in which the match ended, the Reds’ run without defeat has now stretched to 18 games in all competitions – our best sequence since our last title-winning campaign, in 2012/13. Between Old Trafford defeats to Cluj and Real Madrid in the Champions League that season, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side also went 18 matches without losing – a positive result at Crystal Palace on Thursday would see us pass that mark, with the 29 unbeaten fixtures between April and November 2010 an ambitious target next up.
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DAVID JOINS AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB
David De Gea became the 27th man to play 400 games for United, just four days after overtaking Peter Schmeichel as our leading overseas appearance-maker. The Spaniard pulled out a great stop from Nathan Redmond in the second half to mark the occasion, too!
MARTIAL HITS THE HALF-CENTURY
Anthony Martial registered his 50th Premier League goal for United, making him the 10th player to reach that landmark – no other team has had so many players reach the half-century. Martial also struck for the fifth successive league game at Old Trafford – the Frenchman is the first United player since Robin van Persie in 2012/13 to achieve that particular feat.
Martial and Rashford have now both moved on to 21 goals for the season, each extending their personal-best tallies. The Frenchman’s assist for Rashford was the sixth time the pair have combined for a goal in the Premier League this season – no other United duo can match that tally since the league was rebranded in 1992.
Kylian Mbappe (18 goals) and Jadon Sancho (17) are the only Under-23 players to have hit the back of the net more often than Marcus (16) this season, across Europe’s top-five leagues.
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WHAT A SIGNING!
Bruno Fernandes set up Martial’s goal, bringing him up to 14 goal involvements for the season now. No other January signing has contributed more when it comes to goals and assists in their debut campaign in the Premier League.
IN AT THE DEATH
Michael Obafemi’s 96th-minute equaliser was the latest goal United have conceded at Old Trafford since Opta began collecting precise goal data in 2006/07.
Stats courtesy of Opta, Sky Sports and Statman Dave.