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Future Man Utd manager (?) Luis Enrique: The ridiculous stats

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Manchester United are seriously considering Spain head coach Luis Enrique as their next permanent manager – and here are many reasons why.

Luis Enrique has emerged as a ‘genuine contender’ to replace Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford this summer.

His situation with Spain, to whom he is contracted as manager until after the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year, could complicate matters and scupper Manchester United’s hopes.

But the Premier League club would be utterly foolish not to at least consider his candidacy based on these stats and records:

 

* Luis Enrique has the highest Champions League win percentage of any manager who has taken charge of 20 or more games in the competition (73%).

* Luis Enrique has the fifth-highest La Liga win percentage of any manager who has taken charge of 50 or more games in the competition (66.4%).

* Unlike the four men ahead of him – Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho (both 76.31%), Carlo Ancelotti (73.3%) and Zinedine Zidane (67.8%) – Luis Enrique has been in charge of two clubs in La Liga. His win percentage at Barcelona alone would equal that of both Guardiola and Mourinho as the best ever.

* Luis Enrique won five trophies in 2015 with Barcelona; only Pep Guardiola (Barcelona, 2009) and Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich, 2020) have guided a men’s club to more trophies in a single calendar year.

* Luis Enrique’s biggest win as a manager is 8-0 – achieved for Barcelona in La Liga on both occasions, against Cordoba in May 2015 and Deportivo La Coruna in April 2016.

Is this the most ‘shocking’ Man United manager candidate yet?

* Luis Enrique’s biggest defeat as a manager is 5-1 – suffered at Barcelona B in La Liga 2 against FC Cartagena in September 2010

* Luis Enrique has won seven of his nine finals as a manager, losing the 2015 Supercopa de Espana final 5-1 on aggregate to Athletic Bilbao, and the 2021 Nations League final 2-1 to France.

* Luis Enrique is the only manager to ever overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit and win a Champions League knockout tie – for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

* Luis Enrique has won more trophies than Manchester United – not including the Community Shield – since he started his managerial career in May 2008 (9 to 8).

* Luis Enrique did not record a single televised touch in the Secret Tournament, having to atone for teammate Freddie Ljungberg’s individual mistake with an unsuccessful slide tackle on Sylvain Wiltord as Cerberus launched a searing counter-attack to beat Toros Locos.

 

Managerial honours:
Champions League (2015)
La Liga (x2 – 2014/15, 2015/16)
European Super Cup (2015)
Club World Cup (2015)
Copa del Rey (x3 – 2015, 2016, 2017)
Supercopa de Espana (2016)

 

Biggest signings
Luis Suarez – £75m, Liverpool to Barcelona, July 2014
Andre Gomes – £29.3m, Valencia to Barcelona, July 2016
Paco Alcacer – £27m, Valencia to Barcelona, August 2016
Samuel Umtiti – £24.6m, Lyon to Barcelona, July 2016
Arda Turan – £24m, Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, July 2015

Just remember that Messi and Suárez said in separate interviews, a few years after Luis Enrique left Barcelona, that Luis Enrique was the best manager they ever had.

* Messi said Luis Enrique and Guardiola. https://t.co/nt2F9oKMYO

— Alvaro Romeo (@Alvaro_Romeo) March 25, 2022

 

Record against Premier League clubs – P6 W5 D0 L1 F13 A5
February 24, 2015: Manchester City 1 (Aguero 69) Barcelona 2 (Suarez 16, 30) – Champions League last 16, first leg
March 18, 2015: Barcelona 1 (Rakitic 31) Manchester City 0 – Champions League last 16, second leg
February 23, 2016: Arsenal 0 Barcelona 2 (Messi 71, 83) – Champions League last 16, first leg
March 16, 2016: Barcelona 3 (Neymar 18, Suarez 65, Messi 86) Arsenal 1 (Elneny 51) – Champions League last 16, second leg
October 19, 2016: Barcelona 4 (Messi 17, 61, 69, Neymar 89) Manchester City 0 – Champions League group stage
November 1, 2016: Manchester City 3 (Gundogan 39, 74, De Bruyne 51) Barcelona 1 (Messi 21) – Champions League group stage

 

Record against current Premier League managers – P11 W5 D1 L5 F22 A13
v Brendan Rodgers – P2 W2 D0 L0 F9 A0
September 13, 2016: Barcelona 7 (Messi 3, 27, 60, Neymar 50, Iniesta 59, Suarez 75, 88) Celtic 0 – Champions League group stage
November 23, 2016: Celtic 0 Barcelona 2 (Messi 24, 55) – Champions League group stage

v Pep Guardiola – P4 W2 D0 L2 F10 A4
May 6, 2015: Barcelona 3 (Messi 77, 80, Neymar 90) Bayern Munich 0 – Champions League semi-final
May 12, 2015: Manchester City 3 (Benatia 7, Lewandowski 59, Muller 74) Barcelona 2 (Neymar 15, 29) – Champions League semi-final
October 19, 2016: Barcelona 4 (Messi 17, 61, 69, Neymar 89) Manchester City 0 – Champions League group stage
November 1, 2016: Manchester City 3 (Gundogan 39, 74, De Bruyne 51) Barcelona 1 (Messi 21) – Champions League group stage

v David Moyes – P2 W1 D0 L1 F2 A1
January 4, 2015: Real Sociedad 1 (Alba own goal 2) Barcelona 0 – La Liga
May 9, 2015: Barcelona 2 (Neymar 51, Pedro 85) Real Sociedad 0 – La Liga

v Antonio Conte – P3 W0 D1 L2 F1 A8
December 12, 2011: Roma 1 (De Rossi 6) Juventus 1 (Chiellini 61) – Serie A
January 24, 2012: Juventus 3 (Giaccherini 6, Del Piero 30, Kjaer own goal 90) Roma 0 – Coppa Italia quarter-final
April 22, 2012: Roma 0 Juventus 4 (Vidal 4, 8, Pirlo 29, Marchisio 52) – Serie A

 

Record against notable former Premier League managers – P13 W9 D1 L3 F24 A10
v Arsene Wenger – P2 W2 D0 L0 F5 A1
February 23, 2016: Arsenal 0 Barcelona 2 (Messi 71, 83) – Champions League last 16, first leg
March 16, 2016: Barcelona 3 (Neymar 18, Suarez 65, Messi 86) Arsenal 1 (Elneny 51) – Champions League last 16, second leg

v Manuel Pellegrini – P2 W2 D0 L0 F3 A1
February 24, 2015: Manchester City 1 (Aguero 69) Barcelona 2 (Suarez 16, 30) – Champions League last 16, first leg
March 18, 2015: Barcelona 1 (Rakitic 31) Manchester City 0 – Champions League last 16, second leg

v Claudio Ranieri – P1 W1 D0 L0 F4 A0
February 5, 2012: Roma 4 (Juan 13, Borini 41, 48, Bojan 90) Inter Milan 0 – Serie A

v Roberto Mancini – P2 W1 D1 L0 F3 A2
July 6, 2021: Italy 1 (Chiesa 60) Spain 1 (Morata 80) – Italy won 4-2 on penalties, Euro 2020 semi-final
October 6, 2021: Italy 1 (Pellegrini 83) Spain 2 (Torres 17, 45) – Nations League semi-final

v Gareth Southgate – P2 W1 D0 L1 F4 A4
September 8, 2018: England 1 (Rashford 11) Spain 2 (Saul 13, Rodrigo 32) – Nations League group stage
October 15, 2018: Spain 2 (Alcacer 58, Ramos 90) England 3 (Sterling 16, 38, Rashford 30) – Nations League group stage

v Carlo Ancelotti – P4 W2 D0 L2 F5 A7
January 6, 2014: Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 67, Ronaldo 82, 90) Celta Vigo 0 – La Liga
May 11, 2014: Celta Vigo 2 (Charles 43, 64) Real Madrid 0 – La Liga
October 25, 2014: Real Madrid 3 (Ronaldo 35, Pepe 50, Benzema 61) Barcelona 1 (Neymar 4) – La Liga
March 22, 2015: Barcelona 2 (Mathieu 19, Suarez 56) Real Madrid 1 (Ronaldo 31) – La Liga

 

Record against former Manchester United players – P7 W5 D1 L1 F22 A7
v Ryan Giggs – P1 W1 D0 L0 F4 A1
October 11, 2018: Wales 1 (Vokes 89) Spain 4 (Alcacer 8, 29, Ramos 19, Bartra 74) – international friendly

v Gary Neville – P2 W1 D1 L0 F8 A1
February 3, 2016: Barcelona 7 (Suarez 7, 12, 83, 88, Messi 29, 59, 74) Valencia 0 – Copa del Rey semi-final, first leg
February 10, 2016: Valencia 1 (Negredo 39) Barcelona 1 (Kaptoum 84) – Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg

v Laurent Blanc – P4 W3 D0 L1 F10 A5
September 30, 2014: Paris Saint-Germain 3 (David Luiz 10, Verratti 26, Matuidi 54) Barcelona 2 (Messi 12, Neymar 56) – Champions League group stage
December 10, 2014: Barcelona 3 (Messi 19, Neymar 41, Suarez 77) Paris Saint-Germain 1 (Ibrahimovic 15) – Champions League group stage
April 15, 2015: Paris Saint-Germain 1 (Mathieu own goal 82) Barcelona 3 (Neymar 18, Suarez 67, 79) – Champions League quarter-final
April 21, 2015: Barcelona 2 (Neymar 14, 34) Paris Saint-Germain 0 – Champions League quarter-final

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