Manchester United are the most loyal club in the Premier League

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United have the most loyal set of players according to research that was carried out by Ticketgum, who analysed figures from the Football Observatory.

The Red Devils have a reputation historically of passionate and loyal players with some of those being one club players.

Ryan Giggs is the most modern example of a United player through and through who rose through the club’s academy and finishing his career at Old Trafford.

The Welshman even interim managed the club and was the assistant manager to Louis Van Gaal during his reign.

Manchester United’s players average 3.45 years of playing at the club whilst Watford, who sit bottom of the loyalty table, have the least loyal players with their players averaging 1.35 years.

United’s numbers are quite decent considering their turnover in players in recent times since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

The club have had three different managers who’ve all aimed to have their own set of footballers to manage yet the stats read well.

David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho certainly all have their own way of playing and of course their own transfer policies.

Louis Van Gaal in particular shuffled the deck so to speak more than the other two managers but United have been able to keep one of the more important aspects of their identity.

The numbers are perhaps helped by the likes of Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and perhaps Jesse Lingard who’ve all spent a respectable amount of time at the club.

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