Manchester United have used a staggering 37 different players this season in all competitions - more than any other side in the Premier League.
With Louis van Gaal having overseen the club's worst start to a season in 28 years, the figure is likely to stand out as a possible cause of United's troubles.
Van Gaal has been beset by injury problems, with Michael Carrick making his first appearance of the season in the derby defeat to Manchester City and becoming the 37th player to feature under David Moyes' successor.
Other high-profile omissions this season have been Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Ander Herrera whilst the defence has been persistently depleted.
That Van Gaal oversaw the arrival of numerous players after the start of the season, including Marcos Rojo, Falcao and Blind has also added to the figure.
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Yet it points to uncertainty over team selection, with little clue as to if or how the attacking threats of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Falcao, Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria can be accommodated into the same side when all available.
The figure includes all competitions, but with no European football, the FA Cup yet to start and a shock defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, that amounts to one extra game in addition to their 10 Premier League matches.
Manchester United injury list
Manchester United injury list
1/5 Wayne Rooney
There is uncertainty over the extent of the Manchester United captain's injury, with fears he may have suffered ligament damage to his knee during the 3-0 defeat to Everton. Unlikely to feature against West Brom and could miss the rest of the season.
2/5 Michael Carrick
Having limped off in the 4-2 derby victory over Manchester City, it's uncertain if the England midfielder will fit for this weekend. Was unable to even make the bench for the defeat to Everton.
The right-back's return to action has suffered a set-back. After making a short appearance in the 3-0 win over Tottenham in March, the Brazilian has been pushing for full fitness. However he suffered a blow to the ribs in an Under-21 match against Leicester and could miss the rest of the season.
4/5 Marcos Rojo
Having missed the games against Chelsea and Everton due to a groin injury, the Argentina international is pushing for a return and could feature this weekend.
5/5 Phil Jones
Fellow defender Phil Jones also missed the defeats to Chelsea and Evertton but the England international has returned to training after a foot complaint and could play at against West Brom.
In contrast, Southampton who currently sit proudly in second, have used just 18 different players under Ronald Koeman. League leaders Chelsea have used 23. The next highest number of players used by a Premier League team this term is Crystal Palace who sit a place above the relegation zone. Meanwhile Tottenham, who have played 18 games (six more than United), have used just 25.
As an indication of the pitfalls of using many players, last season Fulham who were relegated in 19th place used more than any other side in the Premier League.Reuse content