Manchester City players have played the most minutes at Euro 2020 so far, a study has revealed
In total, 14 Manchester City players were selected for the tournament. Currently only seven of those players are still active with Rodri, Aymeric Lapore and Ferran Torres competing for Spain and Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker for England.
Meanwhile 12 Manchester United players were called up for the tournament and only five are still in the tournament — Spain’s David De Gea, and England’s Harry Maguire, Dean Henderson, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford. Jadon Sancho is to join that list too, after agreeing a transfer to Old Trafford midway through the tournament.
Ahead of the semi-finals, Bet Victor conducted a research to find out which clubs’ players have featured the most minutes at the tournament so far.
According to the study, City players have racked up the most time on the pitch at the tournament so far — with 3944 minutes played.
Laporte, Torres and Rodri have all played two extra-time periods with Spain, while Zinchenko has featured in one extra-time against Sweden. So Pep Guardiola may rightly be concerned about the miles in his players’ legs.
City’s players have, however, netted eight goals at the tournament so far (the highest of any Premier League club’s players).
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City rank above Chelsea, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the overall charts. Meanwhile United rank in the top 10, with the club’s players having racked up 2352 minutes.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side rank third out of Premier League clubs with United players having played almost twice as many minutes as Liverpool players (1282).
For United, the key stars have been Maguire, who scored for England in their 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine, and Shaw who has already registered three assists. But Dan James also caught the eye for Wales and Paul Pogba was sensational throughout the tournament despite France crashing out early.
With both clubs’ players featuring so frequently at the tournament, and the Premier League set to kick-off in just over a month’s time, Guardiola and Solskjaer will be hoping their players come back unscathed.