A surprising statistic started doing the rounds on Saturday night, after Manchester United’s late winner at Hull, via youngster Marcus Rashford.
For many, Manchester United are synonymous with late goals, urged on from the touchline by a snarling Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, in the Premier League era, Manchester United have actually bagged the fifth most goals in the final seconds of a match. See the Opta Joe Tweet below.
90+ – Teams with most 90th minute winning goals in PL history:
Liverpool – 28
Arsenal – 21
Chelsea – 20
Everton – 19
Man Utd – 18
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2016
Despite the above, there is no doubt that Manchester United are still thought of as a team that can come up with a late winner.
And, now that they have scored at Hull on 92 and won three out of three, expect Manchester United to put together plenty of late wins like today’s.
After the game, Jose Mourinho was asked about the late winner coming in “Fergie Time” and as he has done throughout his time at Old Trafford, The Special One said all the right things…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2016