While Manchester United’s attacking stars continue to deliver for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the same can’t be said of Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta’s underperforming players.
Indeed, while Solskjaer’s men have endured their fair share if criticism this season, they seem to have turned a corner and remain on track to secure a Champions League spot.
And, much of that is down to the performances of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, who have both been in scintillating form in the final third.
In fact, research by The Athletic shows just how influential the pair have been.
In terms of involvement in moves leading to non-penalty goals in the Premier League this season, Fernandes is head and shoulders above his rivals.
The Portuguese superstar has eight goals, 10 assists and has made six build-up contributions for United, putting him top of the pile with 24.
Red Devils team-mate Rashford is tied in second place with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, one involvement behind Fernandes.
Unfortunately for Liverpool and Arsenal, their forwards have been unable to repeat the heroics of the United and Tottenham stars.
For the Reds, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson are their only two representatives on the 26-man list.
Salah comes down in 14th place, having notched 11 goals, three assists and one build-up involvement, while Robertson completes the list in bottom place on a combined 14 involvements.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have just one representative in Bukayo Saka, whose five goals, two assists and seven build-up contributions put him level with Robertson.
With Arsenal down in 10th place, 11 points off fourth-placed West Ham, it is perhaps evident that they are relying too much on the 19-year-old England international.
The Gunners’ issues this season, as well as the struggles endured by Klopp’s Liverpool side, have been well documented.
And these attacking comparisons, with Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also featuring in the list for United, shed some light on the problems being endured by Klopp and Arteta.
Both managers need their attacking players to contribute more if they’re to compete alongside United for Champions League football.