Comparing Andre Silva’s 2020-21 stats to Man United’s current forwards

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With Edinson Cavani’s future at Old Trafford still in doubt, Manchester United have reportedly turned their attentions to Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva.

Cavani has become a much-needed figure of reliability in the number-nine role for the Red Devils this season but has been linked with a move back to South America with Boca Juniors.

The likes of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane would cost United over £100million and it is easy to see why Silva is being viewed as an alternative.

The 25-year-old has been in incredible form for Frankfurt this season and has reportedly caught the eye of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

We’ve compared Silva’s 2020-21 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League data of Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James. 

Goals
Andre Silva – 23
Marcus Rashford – 10
Edinson Cavani – 7
Anthony Martial – 4
Mason Greenwood – 3
Daniel James – 3

Assists
Marcus Rashford – 7
Andre Silva – 4
Anthony Martial – 3
Edinson Cavani – 2
Mason Greenwood – 2
Daniel James – 0

Minutes per goal
Andre Silva – 97
Edinson Cavani – 156.7
Daniel James – 249.3
Marcus Rashford – 252.6
Anthony Martial – 372
Mason Greenwood – 468.3

Minutes per goal or assist
Andre Silva – 82.6
Edinson Cavani – 121.9
Marcus Rashford – 148.6
Anthony Martial – 212.6
Daniel James – 249.3
Mason Greenwood – 281

Chances created per 90 mins
Marcus Rashford – 1.2
Andre Silva – 1.0
Anthony Martial – 1.0
Edinson Cavani – 0.8
Mason Greenwood – 0.8
Daniel James – 0.8

Read: Cavani’s disallowed masterpiece shows why Man Utd can’t afford to lose him

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Marcus Rashford – 2.7 (52.9%)
Anthony Martial – 2.2 (61.1%)
Mason Greenwood – 1.8 (60%)
Daniel James – 1 (58.8%)
Andre Silva – 0.9 (42.9%)
Edinson Cavani – 0.5 (50%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Marcus Rashford – 37.5 (82.5%)
Mason Greenwood – 34.3 (85.6%)
Daniel James – 29.6 (82.1%)
Anthony Martial – 29.1 (84.4%)
Andre Silva – 24.5 (72.7%)
Edinson Cavani – 22.2 (75.6%)

Shots per 90 mins (inside penalty area)
Andre Silva – 3.8 (3)
Mason Greenwood – 3 (2)
Anthony Martial – 2.6 (1.9)
Marcus Rashford – 2.4 (1.4)
Edinson Cavani – 2.3 (1.8)
Daniel James – 1.9 (1.2)


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