Revealed: Man United’s top five tacklers this Premier League season
There are still question marks over the style of Manchester United’s play under Jose Mourinho but there is no doubt that there is a greater emphasis on defence under the former Real Madrid boss.
United are not a fluent team by any stretch of the imagination but they are defensively resolute and combative under Mourinho.
Football FanCast wanted to take a look at the numbers to see whether that is reflected in their tackling statistics and if so, who the most prolific tacklers at Old Trafford are.
The stats show that United’s players actually make a surprisingly low number of tackles, despite their strong overall defensive record in the league.
It looks as if it is more a case that their strong defensive shape and conservative approach to ball possession are greater factors than individual tackling.
Read on to find out who came out on top of the rankings at Old Trafford…