Comparing Thiago Alcantara’s 2019-20 stats to Man Utd’s current midfielders

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Despite signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax, reports suggest Manchester United are still interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. 

According to ESPN, United have been given permission to speak with Thiago, who has previously been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal.

We’ve compared the 29-year-old’s 2019-20 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League and Eredivisie figures of United’s current central midfield options.

Goals
Donny van de Beek – 8
Bruno Fernandes – 8
Scott McTominay – 4
Thiago Alcantara – 3
Paul Pogba – 1
Andreas Pereira – 1
Nemanja Matic – 0
Fred – 0

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Assists
Bruno Fernandes – 7
Donny van de Beek – 5
Paul Pogba – 3
Andreas Pereira – 3
Nemanja Matic – 2
Scott McTominay – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Fred – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Bruno Fernandes – 81.5
Donny van de Beek – 147.4
Paul Pogba – 301.3
Scott McTominay – 354.4
Andreas Pereira – 372.5
Thiago Alcantara – 590.7
Nemanja Matic – 806.5
Fred – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Bruno Fernandes – 2.3
Paul Pogba – 2.2
Donny van de Beek – 1.9
Andreas Pereira – 1.9
Fred – 1.5
Thiago Alcantara – 1.0
Nemanja Matic – 0.9
Scott McTominay – 0.8

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Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Thiago Alcantara – 3.6 (85.7%)
Paul Pogba – 2.0 (71.4%)
Fred – 1.7 (77.3%)
Nemanja Matic – 1.1 (78.6%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.1 (68.75%)
Andreas Pereira – 1.1 (57.9%)
Donny van de Beek – 1.0 (62.5%)

Passing accuracy
Thiago Alcantara – 90.5%
Fred – 87.5%
Nemanja Matic – 87%
Paul Pogba – 85.5%
Donny van de Beek – 82.2%
Scott McTominay – 80.9%
Andreas Pereira – 78.3%
Bruno Fernandes – 75.7%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Nemanja Matic – 2.6 (66.7%)
Fred – 2.5 (44.6%)
Thiago Alcantara – 2.3 (67.6%)
Donny van de Beek – 2.2 (75.9%)
Scott McTominay – 2.2 (75.9%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.7 (41.5%)
Andreas Pereira – 1.5 (45.5%)
Paul Pogba – 1.5 (71.4%)

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Interceptions per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 2.3
Fred – 1.6
Scott McTominay – 1.6
Nemanja Matic – 1.3
Donny van de Beek – 0.8
Bruno Fernandes – 0.8
Paul Pogba – 0.5
Andreas Pereira – 0.4


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