Comparing Kieran Trippier’s 2020-21 stats to Man Utd’s current full-backs

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Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier made it into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 ahead of Manchester United‘s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and if reports are to believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering something similar this summer.

Trippier, a La Liga title-winner, has been touted to return to England this summer. The Bury-born Manchester City academy graduate could arrive at Old Trafford to give competition to Wan-Bissaka on the right, while his versatility means he could also provide an alternative to Luke Shaw and Alex Telles on the left.

But would he be an upgrade? We’ve compared Trippier’s stats from the 2020-21 La Liga season with the corresponding Premier League output of Wan-Bissaka, Shaw and Telles. We haven’t included Brandon Williams due to a lack of minutes played.

Goals

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 2
Luke Shaw – 1
Alex Telles – 0
Kieran Trippier – 0

Assists

Kieran Trippier – 6
Luke Shaw – 5
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4
Alex Telles – 2

Shots per 90 minutes

Alex Telles – 0.5
Luke Shaw – 0.4
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 0.2
Kieran Trippier – 0.1

Dribbles (success rate)

Luke Shaw – 1.9 (63.1%)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 1.8 (55.6%)
Kieran Trippier – 0.9 (77%)
Alex Telles – 0.8 (50%)

Fouls won per 90 minutes

Luke Shaw – 0.9
Alex Telles – 0.5
Kieran Trippier – 0.5
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 0.4

Passes per 90 minutes (success rate)

Alex Telles – 61.3 (84.5%)
Kieran Trippier – 54.1 (81.1%)
Luke Shaw – 53.9 (85%)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 53.1 (84.9%)

Tackles per 90 minutes

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 2.6
Kieran Trippier – 2.2
Alex Telles – 1.8
Luke Shaw – 1.5

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Interceptions per 90 minutes

Alex Telles – 2.2
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 1.8
Kieran Trippier – 1.5
Luke Shaw – 0.7

Clearances per 90 minutes

Alex Telles – 2.3
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 1.8
Kieran Trippier – 1.7
Luke Shaw – 1.3


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