Ryan Manning was signed by Swansea City in 2020. Since then, the defender has been a regular part of the EFL Championship side. He plays as a left wing-back and has provided a lot of goal-scoring opportunities going forward. However, this is probably going to be his last season at the club. His contract is expiring at the end of the season, and he is interested in taking on a new challenge. The 26-year-old has displayed some quality on the field and still has a few years left in his playing career. We now look at some of the stats of the player from the current season that could earn him a move in the summer.
An attacking wing-back
Ryan Manning has made 33 appearances for Swansea City, playing as a left-back and as a left wing-back. In these 33 appearances, the Irishman has three goals and seven assists to his name. The above viz shows that Manning has played 87% of Swansea City’s available minutes in the EFL Championship. He is ranked quite high in the attacking and possession departments among other left wing-backs in the league. Ryan Manning likes to move the ball with his passes and is quite accurate at doing so.
The defensive contributions
The first thing that a team wants from their defender is to defend the goal. Ryan Manning is a wing-back who is more known for his attacking displays. However, he has some decent stats that show his defensive qualities. Averaging 5.65 defensive duels and 1.64 aerial duels per 90 minutes, Manning has won 64.8% of his defensive duels and 46.4% of his aerial duels. Adding to this, he makes 3.6 interceptions per 90, and a few came in the offensive half. He has committed most of the fouls in the attacking half, and those have been tactical fouls.
Ryan Manning averages 6.55 recoveries per 90 minutes, with 37.1% coming in the attacking half. These include 34 high regains and ten dangerous recoveries. The 26-year-old has made these crucial recoveries and these have often led to a shot within the next 20 seconds.
A threat going forward
Ryan Manning has been impressive in the attack this season. He likes to run down the left flank and has made a few crucial progressive runs that have disrupted the opposition’s defence. The wing-back averages 1.52 progressive runs, and he attempts 2.9 dribbles with a high success rate of 69%. Most of these progressive runs have been straight, while the others have been a bit diagonal into the central zones.
These progressive runs have allowed the player to be more creative, and he has often put passes into the opposition penalty box that have led to goals. Manning averages 1.99 shot assists, with most of them coming from crosses delivered into the penalty box. He averages 47.09 passes per 90 minutes and has a 79% accuracy rate. One of the most interesting things is that these include 5.47 passes to the penalty box, and that too with a decent accuracy rate of 46%. Ryan Manning has also been active in taking corners, which has also led to a goal. Overall, he has been creative on the left side and has created chances for his team.
Ryan Manning likes to cut back inside the penalty box and has taken 40 shots with a 37.5% accuracy rate. He has scored three goals from a similar position.
Ryan Manning is a threat going forward. As per the 1×2 betting odds, Swansea City’s odds rate will lower when Manning is in the team. The over lines are also expected to thrive as the player is capable of scoring and setting goals.
Ryan Manning is a creative wing-back and will be a big miss for Swansea City in the next season. The EFL Championship teams will monitor his situation and look to sign him before the other teams do.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine