Manchester United’s top-four challenge has been revitalized by their change of manager, with the Red Devils winning back-to-back games since Ralf Rangnick took office, and history suggests they will continue to be strong during the period. celebrations.

Man Utd have the best Christmas record of 49 Premier League clubs past and present, averaging 2.19 points per game (ppm) during the holiday season between Boxing Day and January 4.

Best clubs for festive points / match *
club P Won pts Points / match
MUN 85 55 186 2.19
ARS 83 48 166 2.00
LIV 81 47 161 1.99
BLB 49 25 91 1.86
EARLY 83 44 152 1.83
MCI 68 35 123 1.81
CHE 83 40 145 1.75
SHW 21 9 35 1.67
CHA 22 ten 34 1.55
VOC 23 9 35 1.52

* Minimum three games Dec 26-Jan 4

Man Utd’s matches this season can help them maintain their place at the top of the tree.

They will go on to face two of the final three teams, taking on Newcastle United and Burnley, before hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opener of 2022.

The Red Devils have won their last four Premier League encounters with Newcastle, scoring 15 in the process, and doubling against Burnley last season.

Sean Dyche’s side will, however, be comforted by the fact that they have won at least one point in their last four visits to Old Trafford before 2020/21.

United’s home game against Wolves could also be trickier than it looks. Bruno Lage’s side have won just one of their last six matches, but conceded just two goals in that span, one against the top two teams, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Driving on Christmas?

Man Utd’s top four rivals Arsenal have the second best festive record, averaging two points per game over Christmas.

The Gunners visit the lower Norwich City club on Boxing Day, before facing Wolves and then Man City on New Years Day.

Liverpool, who are slightly behind Arsenal with an average of 1.99 points per party game, have no game on Boxing Day after their home meeting with Leeds United was postponed.

The Reds return to action with tough trips to Leicester City and title rivals Chelsea as they aim for another successful Christmas spell.

Also in this series

Part 2: Kane aims for Boxing Day scoring records
Part 3: Does Being Christmas # 1 Lead To Title Glory?

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