Manchester United's last Premier League game before the dreaded International break saw many of their fans online conclude that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer simply is not good enough to take the team to the level it wants to be. While the reactions were expected, some of them have been hugely over the top with many of them claiming that the team has been very bad.
We are just 7 games into the league season and it is a bit lazy to start drawing conclusions but as we saw earlier in Solskjaer's career, he can turn things around. In this article, we will take a look at the club's attacking records in the league so far and determine if they have indeed been very poor.
They currently sit in 4th place on the league table with just 2 points behind Chelsea who are currently 1st. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 6 with 12 assists coming from the players. On average, they score 2 goals per game with a conversion rate of 16%. 13 of their goals have been from inside the box in 80 attempts. This is not very bad when you compare them to Liverpool and Manchester City's but there is a lack of clinical edge to it.
Bruno Fernandes' shot from outside the box in the game against Newcastle was the only goal they have scored from out the box out of 40 attempts. This brings us to the quality of chances created. Last season, United created 2.5 big chances per game. They have significantly improved on it this season as they create 2.9 big chances on average.
United have had 6 counter attacks, with 2 of their strikes hitting the woodwork. They take 12.7 shots per game with only 6.0 hitting the target. This just means that they do create shot taking chances but are mostly lacklustre in their finishing.
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