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07th Apr 2016

Stats show Manchester United star is ‘the worst forward in the Premier League’

Absolutely woeful...

Kevin McGillicuddy

There’s no arguing with facts.

We’re almost at the end of another Premier League season and if Manchester United fans needed any more proof that one of last summer’s major signings has been a flop, they can look no further.

As an attacking player, accuracy with shots, and testing the opposition goalkeeper would be a key attribute for any top level player.

But according to, it seems as Memphis Depay is bottom of the class when it comes to the basics of attack play. claim the ex-PSV man has the worst shot conversion rate of any attacking player in the league at present among those who have managed at least 30 shots this season.


His rating is a woeful 4.3% and he has scored just two league goals from a shocking 47 efforts.

He is some way ahead, or should that be behind, Heung-Min Son, who comes in second worst with a 6.7% conversion rate

Ex-Liverpool striker Fabio Borni makes the hall of shame in the fourth spot with an 8.1% conversion rate which has yielded three league goals this term.

The biggest surprise perhaps is Alexis Sanchez, who is the ninth most frustrating striker, with a conversion rate of just 9.5%

The full list is:

10. Jordan Ayew – 10.2% conversion rate
9. Alexis Sanchez – 9.5% conversion rate
8. Josh King – 9.5% conversion rate
7. Bafetimbi Gomis – 9.1% conversion rate
6. Rudy Gestede – 8.9% conversion rate
5. Cameron Jerome – 8.3% conversion rate
4. Fabio Borini – 8.1% conversion rate
3. Wilfried Bony – 7.3% conversion rate
2. Heung-Min Son – 6.7% conversion rate
1. Memphis Depay – 4.3% conversion rate