Comparing Jules Kounde’s 2019-20 stats to Man Utd’s current centre-backs

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The transfer window has only just closed, but already Manchester United are being linked with future moves for defenders, with Sevilla‘s Jules Kounde the newest name to emerge.

The 21-year-old Frenchman caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs after playing a starring role in Sevilla’s Europa League triumph last term. ESPN report that he’s now on United’s shortlist for defensive reinforcement, a hot topic after shipping 11 goals from their first three Premier League games.

But how does he compare to what they’ve already got? We’ve compared Kounde’s 2019-20 La Liga stats to the corresponding Premier League data of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

For Eric Bailly, who only made one league start last term, we’ve taken a look at the last season he played over 1000 minutes – 2017/18.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Eric Bailly – 1.5 (68.1%)
Harry Maguire – 1.0 (71.4%)
Jules Kounde – 0.9 (75%)
Victor Lindelof – 0.8 (88.8%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.6 (70.7%)
Jules Kounde – 3.7 (63.7%)
Victor Lindelof – 2.8 (66.6%)
Eric Bailly – 1.5 (65.2%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Eric Bailly – 2.3
Harry Maguire – 1.9
Jules Kounde – 0.9
Victor Lindelof – 0.8

READ: Seven impressive stats that highlight Harry Maguire’s impact at Man Utd

Fouls per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 0.9
Eric Bailly – 0.9
Jules Kounde – 0.8
Victor Lindelof – 0.6

Clearances per 90 minutes
Eric Bailly – 5.0
Harry Maguire – 4.1
Victor Lindelof – 3.5
Jules Kounde – 3.4

Passing accuracy
Harry Maguire – 86.7%
Victor Lindelof – 86.5%
Eric Bailly – 86.2%
Jules Kounde – 85.9%

Goals
Jules Kounde – 1
Harry Maguire – 1
Victor Lindelof – 1
Eric Bailly – 1


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