Marouane Fellaini won more headers last season that the entire Manchester United midfield, reveals the Daily Mail.
Manchester United completed a deadline day move for Fellaini in a deal reported to be around £27.5m.
Question marks have since been raised over whether Fellaini was worth that amount.
As the national paper reports, there is a general feeling that Fellaini was a last resort signing for David Moyes, after the new manager failed in bids for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas in the same transfer window.
But there can be no doubting that Fellaini has a commanding presence in the centre of the pitch. His towering leaps and inability to shy away from the physical side of the game will add steel to a wavering United midfield.
That fact has been compounded by the stats that reveal Fellaini won more aerial duels last season than the entire United midfield squad last season.
In total, Fellaini won 151 headers in 31 Premier League games last season.
In comparison, the 11 players who played in the Manchester United midfield won just 94 all together, with the most coming from Antonio Valencia (30).
He also outheaded Manchester United's commanding defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic combined.
Fellaini may not offer the attractive ability to provide a killer through-ball or to curl in a 30-yard free-kick but his sheer physical presence could prove the difference in this year's title race.
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