Do Manchester United Really Need Dyabala when they already have this exciting youngster?

Amid rumours of United’s interest in the Argentina prodigy, MEN’s David Alexander Hughes looks at how the Juventus man compares to Academy starlet Greenwood.

Average position

“Dybala prefers to drift towards the right side of the attack.”

Greenwood is an offensive all-rounder who is comfortable playing anywhere along the front line. Greenwood has a natural flair and bags of dribbling ability. He has the physicality required to lead a frontline which helps maintain his balance and stay on his feet at top speed with heavy challenges oncoming.”

Dribbling skills

“According to Wyscout, this season Greenwood has averaged 9.83 dribbles with a success rate of 80.8%. This is largely down to the fact he is good with both feet, quick and strong. Dybala on the other hand is averaging 5.03 dribbles per 90 minutes with a success rate of 66.25%.”

Successful passes

“In terms of passes, Greenwood averages 32.05 passes per 90 minutes with a success rate of 81.3%. Dybala is averaging 46.72 passes per 90 minuteswith a success rate of 89.10%. Therefore, it’s apparent that Dybala prefers participating in the build-up of play more than Greenwood, making use of his good vision and passing ability.”

Composure in front of goal

“Despite being in the early stages of his career, Greenwood is displaying a level of composure in front of goal that cannot be taught. This season he is averaging 1.13 goals per 90 minutes. He is also averaging 4.54 shots per game with an impressive 62.6% shooting accuracy. It’s a more active output than Dybala who is averaging 2.94 shots per 90 minutes with a shooting accuracy of just 28.9%.”

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