Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton has named who he views as the two fastest players at the club.

Heaton spoke to the club website and picked out Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the quickest players in the squad.

He said: “Rashy goes past people like they’re not there, so he’s going to have to be up there.

“Azza [Aaron Wan-Bissaka]… there aren’t many people that get past Azza at right-back, he’s obviously rapid. But in a straight-line sprint between those two, I would imagine Rashy would beat him, just.”

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What the data says about Manchester United fastest player

Data from the 2022/23 season confirms Marcus Rashford was the fastest player at Manchester United.

Via the club website Rashford topped the list for quickest in-match speed, however, Wan-Bissaka was only down in sixth place.

1. Marcus Rashford: 35.95 km/h 
2. Diogo Dalot: 35.76 km/h
3. Antony: 35.29 km/h
4. Luke Shaw: 34.85 km/h
5. Tyrell Malacia: 34.76 km/h
6. Aaron Wan-Bissaka 34.42 km/h
7. Anthony Elanga: 34.27 km/h
8. Jadon Sancho: 33.96 km/h
9. Alejandro Garnacho: 33.92 km/h
10. Anthony Martial: 33.56 km/h

Rasmus Hojlund is the new challenger

While seventh ranked Anthony Elanga has since left the club, there is a new candidate not only to crack the top 10, but to topple Marcus Rashford from the number one spot.

£64 million signing Rasmus Hojlund is expected to be one of the quickest players in the Premier League.

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini was quoted by TalkSPORT: “He is so quick, he’s under 11 seconds over 100 metres and that’s not even trying very hard.

“Considering his height, he has a low centre of gravity. I am convinced he’ll have a great career, he just gets stronger every day.”

Once the Denmark international is fit and can start up front with Rashford in his preferred position on the left, Manchester United’s attack could take on a whole new dimension.

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