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Monday, 29 April 2019

ARE MAN UTD FIT ENOUGH?



Manchester United are attempting more sprints under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than during Jose Mourinho's regime - but are they fit enough to deliver and sustain those levels?
United's prospects of a top-four finish took a hit on Sunday as they could only draw 1-1 with Chelsea at Old Trafford. Juan Mata opened the scoring on 11 minutes but Marcos Alonso benefited from David de Gea's error two minutes before the break to level it up.
After the game, Solskjaer admitted: "We were tired towards the end, that's for sure. We've addressed that issue before, we're just going to take one step at a time... We depend on everyone being sharp and fit."
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville echoed those views: "If Ole wants to take the team from being one that plays in fits and starts and makes runs in behind five times a half, to one which makes runs in behind 15 or 20 times a half, he'll have to change some personnel or get them fitter, or change their attitude."
So are United struggling to maintain Solskjaer's high-intensity style?
In fact, United are recording slightly less distance per 90 minutes under the Norwegian than under Mourinho - but the number of sprints has increased significantly.
The table below shows how United now average around 111 sprints per game - having only averaged 99 before his initial appointment in mid-December.

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