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Manchester United's attacking stats in the Champions League

Manchester United have only played 2 games in the Champions league so far this season but we have more than enough data to analyse some of their attacking performance in the competition. They lost the opening game of the season to Young Boys but went on to beat Villarreal at home in what looked like a poor performance.

It is worth noting that United played with 10 men for 70 minutes in the game against Young Boys after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off due to a very dangerous tackle and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to start Diogo Dalot instead. This will definitely have an effect on the numbers but it should also give us a general idea of the team's performance in the final third of the pitch.

United have scored 3 goals so far. Cristiano Ronaldo has two of those goals while Alex Telles has chipped in with one. This means that the team scores 1.5 goals per game on average with a conversion rate of 21%. They have attempted 13 shots from inside the box but only 2 goals came from there and have scored 1 goal from 3 shots out the box.

The team currently creates 1 big chance per game on average but takes 7.0 shots with 4.5 being on target and 2.5 being off target. The ball progression has not been bad either as they complete 5.0 of their dribbles per game. With a 51% ball possession stat, they aren't as dominant in the Champions League on the ball as they are in the Premier League but they get enough control most of the time.

The Red devils will face Atalanta next away from home. The Serie A side are currently top of the group and a win against them would be absolutely crucial to Manchester United's qualification hopes.

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