How Ben White’s stats compare to Man Utd’s current centre-backs

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Manchester United are considering a move for Brighton centre-back Ben White, according to reports. But how does he compare to their current options?

The Manchester Evening News suggest that the club are “huge admirers” of the defender, who is on their wishlist of potential options going forward alongside RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.

White played every minute of Leeds United’s promotion-winning campaign from the Championship last season and caught the eye, while this is his first season playing for his parent club in the Premier League.

Graham Potter’s Seagulls have endured a tough start to the season in terms of results, with a couple of difficult outings for their highly-rated 23-year-old centre-back – not least when he was turned inside out by Marcus Rashford – but it’s believed that he’s still impressing scouts.

Eric Bailly has only played 97 minutes of Premier League football this season, so we’re only looking at the ever-present duo Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. Here’s how White stacks up against them (Premier League stats only).

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Ben White  – 2.1 (61.7%)
Harry Maguire – 0.5 (62.5%)
Victor Lindelof – 0.4 (44.4%)

 

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Harry Maguire – 4.4 (81.5%)
Victor Lindelof – 2.2 (53.7%)
Ben White – 1.9 (55.9%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 2.0
Ben White – 2.0
Victor Lindelof – 1.3

Fouls per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 1.2
Ben White – 1.2
Victor Lindelof – 1.0

Clearances per 90 minutes
Harry Maguire – 4.0
Victor Lindelof – 4.0
Ben White – 1.5

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

Passing accuracy
Victor Lindelof – 90.7%
Harry Maguire – 86.7%
Ben White – 81.2%

Passes completed per 90 minutes
Victor Lindelof – 65.4
Harry Maguire – 65.3
Ben White – 50.8

Progressive distance
(*Distance ball carried per 90 minutes towards opponent’s goal in yards – via Stats Bomb)

Victor Lindelof – 162.2
Harry Maguire – 155.2
Ben White – 82.4

Goals
Harry Maguire – 1
Victor Lindelof – 0
Ben White  – 0


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