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

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After signing Donny van de Beek, Manchester United will reportedly make a move for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano to bolster their defence this summer.

We’ve compared Upamecano’s 2019-20 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding Premier League and Serie A figures of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling.

Note: we’ve not included Marcos Rojo, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly or Phil Jones due to a lack of game-time.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Dayot Upamecano – 2.0 (74%)
Harry Maguire – 1.0 (71.4%)
Chris Smalling – 0.9 (90%)
Victor Lindelof – 0.8 (88.8%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.6 (70.7%)
Chris Smalling – 3.3 (70.2%)
Victor Lindelof – 2.8 (66.6%)
Dayot Upamecano – 2.1 (65.6%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Chris Smalling – 2.0
Harry Maguire – 1.9
Dayot Upamecano – 1.6
Victor Lindelof – 0.8

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Fouls per 90 minutes
Chris Smalling – 1.2
Dayot Upamecano – 1.0
Harry Maguire – 0.9
Victor Lindelof – 0.6

Clearances per 90 minutes
Chris Smalling – 4.2
Harry Maguire – 4.1
Victor Lindelof – 3.5
Dayot Upamecano – 3.2

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Passing accuracy
Chris Smalling – 90.5%
Dayot Upamecano – 89.1%
Harry Maguire – 86.7%
Victor Lindelof – 86.5%

Goals
Chris Smalling – 3
Harry Maguire – 1
Victor Lindelof – 1
Dayot Upamecano – 0


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