The fastest players at Manchester United this season have been revealed

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Just when Manchester United were starting to turn their season around, it’s been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions, giving them a fantastic chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Meanwhile, they have one foot in the quarter-final of the Europa League and are in the last-eight of the FA Cup.

United have had success playing on the counter-attack against sides who like to dominate possession. Using the incredible pace they have in attack with the likes of Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

That’s how they’ve beaten Manchester City twice in the league - by sitting back, soaking up the pressure and then catching their opponents on the break.

Speed is a massive part of the way United play but who is their fastest player?

Well, Opta have revealed the fastest United player in each of their Premier League matches this season.

It’s no real surprise to see James was the fastest in 12 of United’s 29 games. Meanwhile, Rashford is second with nine top speeds.

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Check out the list below to find the fastest player in each fixture:

*All speeds recorded in km/h.

Chelsea = James (33.52)
Wolverhampton Wanderers = Rashford (33.33)
Crystal Palace = Rashford (36.32)
Southampton = James (34.24)
Leicester City = James (35.04)
West Ham United = James (33.81)
Arsenal = Rashford (35.53)
Newcastle United = James (34.09)
Liverpool = Rashford (33.39)
Norwich City = Rashford (33.70)
Bournemouth = Rashford (33.67)
Brighton & Hove Albion = Rashford (36.15)
Sheffield United = James (35.70)
Aston Villa = James (35.08)
Tottenham Hotspur = Rashford (34.39)
Manchester City = Lingard (34.43)
Everton = Fred (37.29)
Watford = Rashford (34.39)
Newcastle United = Andreas (34.68)
Burnley = James (36.90)
Arsenal = James (34.41)
Norwich City = Williams (34.04)
Liverpool = James (36.50)
Burnley = Jones (34.44)
Wolverhampton Wanders = Lindelof (35.17)
Chelsea = James (34.09)
Watford = Chong (35.47)
Everton = Greenwood (37.60)
Manchester City = James (35.21)

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While James may have clocked the top speed in the most matches, you may notice that was actually Mason Greenwood who is United’s fastest player this season, having reached 37.60 km/h.

Here are the top five quickest speeds reached by a United player this campaign:

Everton (a) = Greenwood (37.60)
Everton (h) = Fred (37.29)
Burnley (a) = James (36.90)
Liverpool (a) = James (36.50)
Crystal Palace (h) = Rashford (36.32)

Greenwood and Fred faster than James, Rashford and Martial. Who’d have thought it?

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