Harry Maguire surpasses every footballer on the planet with dangerous 2020 data

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been the most used footballer on the planet in 2020.

The England ace has played more minutes than anyone else this year, according to new data provided by the CIES Football Observatory.

The statistic might surprise some people considering Maguire has endured one of the most difficult spells of his career following his arrest in Greece this summer after a drunken brawl with police.

Despite this, Maguire played 4,745 minutes up to December 17, which is 401 minutes more than Manchester City rival Ruben Dias among outfield players, and five ahead of Marcelo Lomba, the goalkeeper for Brazilian outfit Internacional.

The figures will be alarming considering how much workload Premier League stars face is in the spotlight more than ever before heading into the Festive period.

Maguire's United team-mate Bruno Fernandes is fourth on the list with 4,164 minutes under his belt, while Victor Lindelof is seventh, meaning three of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are in the top 10.

Liverpool's Andy Robertson is 12th on the list, while Reading's Michael Morrison and Brentford's Ethan Pinnock are also in the top 20.

The presence of four Premier League-based players so high in the rankings for outfield players comes after a vote to reintroduce the five substitutes rule was turned down for a third time.

Every other major European league, plus UEFA's main club competitions and the EFL have adopted the measure to help managers protect the welfare of their players, but 10 top flight clubs voted against it at a shareholders' meeting last week.

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