Manchester United might be in a good vein of form in the Premier League at the moment, but they continue to waste glorious chances according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Data from Opta places Manchester United’s ‘big chance’ conversion ratio as the worst in the Premier League following the club’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
Paul Pogba was particularly guilty as he spurned a glorious one-on-one chance to put United 1-0 up in the first half.
The table (see below) shows United have been one of the best at creating ‘big chances’ but the worst at putting them away.
|Team||Big Chance Total||Big Chance Scored||Big Chance Conversion %|
|West Ham United||29||18||62.07|
|West Bromwich Albion||24||13||54.17|
With just 12 of 37 big chances converted, the data puts United last in the Premier League with a miserly conversion ratio of 32.43.
It certainly makes one wonder how United’s season would be looking had Jose Mourinho’s men not spurned so many chances earlier in the season, particularly in draws against Stoke City, Burnley and West Ham United in a run of eight games in which United won just once in the Premier League.
United currently sit sixth in the table, four points off fourth-placed Arsenal and 12 points off leaders Chelsea.