Ole Gunnar Solskjaer relies on pace in his side to stretch defences on the counter-attack, and there are a number of speedsters within the squad that will claim they are the quickest.
Welsh winger Daniel James unsurprisingly dominates the speed statistics in games, clocking the fastest individual pace in 12 of the 29 Premier League games this season.
James’ rapidness can be devastating on the counter attack and he has settled in well at Old Trafford since arriving from Swansea City in the summer, albeit not contributing as many goals as we would have liked.
But while James may the quickest on a consistent basis, the fastest speed recorded from a player this season is actually Mason Greenwood. The forward is deceptively quick and tops the charts as he racked up a top speed of 37.60km/h against Everton away.
Surprisingly, Brazilian midfielder Fred is next on the list, clocking a speed of 37.29km/h against Everton at Old Trafford. While Fred is undeniably the most mobile player in Solskjaer’s midfield for his endless running, he would not have been deemed in many fans’ eyes as one of the quickest in terms of raw pace.
James is third on the list for top speeds with 36.90km/h in the victory against Burnley at Turf Moor in December.
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