With Donny van de Beek turning into Manchester United’s first signing of the summer time switch window, the MEN understands that United are nonetheless engaged on as much as three extra signings earlier than the switch window closes, with centre-back switch choices prone to be explored.
In latest days RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has been linked with a transfer to Previous Trafford, regardless of just lately signing a contract extension on the Bundesliga membership, with the 21-year-old showcasing his spectacular expertise in each the league and the Champions League within the 2019/20 season.
The French defender impressed along with his skill in possession within the Champions League latter levels, along with his defensive qualities by no means unsure. So, what sort of affect might Upamecano have at United if he joined this summer time?
We used Soccer Supervisor 2020 to try to predict how United may carry out subsequent season with Upamecano within the squad after the following switch window.
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Dayot Upamecano to United in July 2020
To arrange this simulation, we used the Soccer Supervisor 2020 editor to rearrange the switch of Dayot Upamecano to United forward of the 2020/21 season.
The Soccer Supervisor database at present incorporates knowledge on greater than 800,000 people and 45,000 lively golf equipment, with knowledge sourced from their worldwide on the bottom scouting community which numbers roughly 1,000 folks. Amongst their ranks are some who’re concerned in soccer in skilled capacities, together with scouts and coaches.
As well as, every annual iteration of Soccer Supervisor has built-in algorithms which verify for outliers and knowledge discrepancies. Knowledge accuracy is additional ensured by enter from contributors who’re lively throughout the skilled recreation (gamers, brokers and so on.) who present common suggestions.
That is what Dayot Upamecano’s participant profile seems like in Soccer Supervisor 2020 earlier than the beginning of the 2020/21 season.
Soccer Supervisor 2020 charges the Frenchman as a really spectacular younger defender, with robust technical, psychological and bodily attributes.
We then simulated the 2020/21 season to see what sort of affect Dayot Upamecano might have at United.
Dayot Upamecano’s 2020/21 season for United
In our simulated 2020/21 season, Upamecano changed Victor Lindelof alongside Harry Maguire, with the French defender constructing a robust partnership in central defence with the United captain.
The 21-year-old began 45 video games for United in our simulated marketing campaign, making a further single substitute look, with solely Donny van de Beek, Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka taking part in extra video games for United all through the marketing campaign.
Upamecano had a robust marketing campaign, registering extra key tackles than another United participant, that could be a sort out which prevents a transparent likelihood on objective. In reality, the French defender was among the many league’s finest for key tackles, with solely Virgil van Dijk, Jack O’Connell, Liam Cooper, Toby Alderweireld and Semi Ajayi registering extra.
His presence within the United defence led to an enchancment within the membership’s defensive document from their real-life 2019/20 marketing campaign, wherein they solely conceded a powerful 36 targets. In our simulated season, United conceded solely 32 targets in 38 league video games, a document solely bettered by Man Metropolis and Liverpool.
United’s statistically finest eleven over the course of the season, based on Soccer Supervisor 2020, with Upamecano as a centre-half alongside Harry Maguire.
United’s statistically finest eleven in 2020/21 was as follows: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Upamecano, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Van de Beek; Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.
So, how did United carry out in all competitions?
United’s efficiency in 2020/21
In our simulated season, United had a considerably improved factors tally, nevertheless it did not fairly flip right into a title problem. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet gained 79 factors within the 2020/21 Premier League marketing campaign, ending third within the league desk, simply seven factors behind Liverpool in second.
However, Man Metropolis had a record-breaking marketing campaign in our simulation, which made the title combat fairly non-existent. However the Reds did win a bit of main silverware, profitable the Carabao Cup in 2020/21, beating Morecambe, Norwich Metropolis, Liverpool, Chelsea and Southampton.
However their 2020/21 Champions League marketing campaign wasn’t notably spectacular with the Reds struggling unhealthy luck within the draw, wherein they had been paired with PSG within the 1st knockout spherical.
Our simulation means that if United signal Dayot Upamecano this summer time, the younger French defender could be an improve on Victor Lindelof, serving to the membership enhance their factors tally considerably and win a significant trophy.
However FM2020 additionally means that extra could be wanted for United to problem Liverpool and Man Metropolis for the Premier League title subsequent season.