Comparing Leon Goretzka’s 20-21 stats to Man Utd’s current midfielders

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Manchester United are eager to bolster their squad for next season and one player that’s been linked with the club is Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

Sport1 reporter Florian Plettenberg has claimed that United have made contact regarding a move for Goretzka and see the 26-year-old midfielder as an ideal signing. 

We’ve compared Goretzka’s 2020-21 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League stats of United’s current central midfield options.

Goals
Bruno Fernandes – 18
Leon Goretzka – 5
Scott McTominay – 4
Paul Pogba – 3
Donny van de Beek – 1
Fred – 1
Nemanja Matic – 0

Assists
Bruno Fernandes – 12
Leon Goretzka – 5
Paul Pogba – 3
Donny van de Beek – 1
Scott McTominay – 1
Fred – 0
Nemanja Matic – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Bruno Fernandes – 103.6
Leon Goretzka – 170.7
Donny van de Beek – 257.5
Paul Pogba – 316
Scott McTominay – 425.6
Fred – 2397
Nemanja Matic – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Bruno Fernandes – 2.7
Paul Pogba – 1.2
Leon Goretzka – 1
Fred – 0.9
Nemanja Matic – 0.7
Scott McTominay – 0.7
Donny van de Beek – 0.5

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Paul Pogba – 2.1 (67.7%)
Nemanja Matic – 1.4 (82.3%)
Donny van de Beek – 1.4 (73.6%)
Scott McTominay – 1.1 (73.3%)
Fred – 0.9 (81.8%)
Bruno Fernandes – 0.7 (53.8%)
Leon Goretzka – 0.6 (66.6%)

Passing accuracy
Nemanja Matic – 90.3%
Leon Goretzka – 87.7%
Fred – 87.7%
Scott McTominay – 87%
Donny van de Beek – 86.1%
Paul Pogba – 83%
Bruno Fernandes – 78.3%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Fred – 3.0 (56.6%)
Donny van de Beek – 2.6 (65%)
Scott McTominay – 2.2 (81.4%)
Leon Goretzka – 2.0 (62.5%)

Nemanja Matic – 2.0 (57.1%)
Paul Pogba – 1.7 (60.7%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.6 (43.2%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Leon Goretzka – 2.3
Nemanja Matic – 1.8
Fred – 1.7
Scott McTominay – 1.2
Paul Pogba – 1.2
Donny van de Beek – 1.0
Bruno Fernandes – 0.8


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