Comparing Pau Torres’ 2020-21 stats to Man Utd’s current centre-backs

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Not for the first time over the past year, Manchester United have been linked with Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his backline this summer.

According to Eurosport, United view the 24-year-old Spain international as a cheaper alternative to their top target, Jules Kounde of Sevilla. Torres is said to have a release clause in the region of £43million.

But how does he stack up against what they’ve already got? We’ve compared Torres’ 2020-21 La Liga stats to the corresponding Premier League output of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Eric Bailly – 0.8 (80%)
Harry Maguire – 0.8 (72%)
Victor Lindelof – 0.8 (61%)
Pau Torres – 0.6 (85%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.2 (76%)
Victor Lindelof – 2.5 (62%)
Eric Bailly – 2.0 (60%)
Pau Torres – 1.9 (61%)

READ: The making of Harry Maguire: From Sheff Utd to world-record transfer

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Eric Bailly – 1.8
Harry Maguire – 1.7
Victor Lindelof – 1.1
Pau Torres – 0.9

Fouls per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 1.2
Victor Lindelof – 1
Eric Bailly – 1
Pau Torres – 0.4

Clearances per 90 minutes
Eric Bailly – 4.1
Victor Lindelof – 3.5
Pau Torres – 3.4
Harry Maguire – 3.2

Passing accuracy
Victor Lindelof – 90.4%
Eric Bailly – 87.9%
Pau Torres – 87.9%
Harry Maguire – 86.9%

Passes completed per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 68.1
Victor Lindelof – 66.5
Pau Torres – 64.9
Eric Bailly – 54.3

Goals
Pau Torres – 2
Harry Maguire – 2
Victor Lindelof – 1
Eric Bailly – 0


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