Manchester United have just signed one and sold another of the Premier League’s quickest players.

Manchester United have always been a side that likes a bit of pace in their attack. The likes of Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and so many more have all used dynamism, trickery and most importantly sheer speed to terrorise defences.

It’s something that United may have been lacking in recent years. Apart from Marcus Rashford, Erik ten Hag‘s squad has looked a little on the slower side.

This has all changed, however, with United acquiring one of the quickest in the league this summer and bringing another into the frame through their academy ranks.

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Hojlund and Garnacho feature in Premier League’s quickest-players

The Premier League released statistics of the fastest players thus far in the season, with two Red Devils making the cut.

Despite only featuring once in a 30-minute cameo against Arsenal, Rasmus Hojlund tops the Manchester United charts at 35.45 km/h – finishing fifth overall in the league.

Just behind him is fellow wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho. The Argentine clocked a 35.01 km/h speed in the Red Devils’ loss at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. He sits just behind the Danish forward in sixth for the PL rankings.

We knew Hojlund was fast due to his impressive 100m time… but to prove it in just a short cameo! We can’t wait to see what else he has in the locker.

United sold another quick forward in the summer…

Another layer that makes the list is Antony Elanga. The former Red Devil joined Nottingham Forest in the summer for £15m.

He clocked a speed of 34.88 km/h during Forest’s game against Sheffield United.

The full list of top speeds can be seen below.

Top speeds in the Premier League so far this season

1. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) 36.10 km/h
2. Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) 35.67 km/h
3. Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) 35.65 km/h
4. Adama Traore (Fulham) 35.55 km/h
7. Ameen Al-Dakhil (Burnley) 34.97 km/h
8. Anthony Elanga (Nottingham Forest) 34.88 km/h

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