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15 - Marouane Fellaini has won 15 aerial duels vs Ajax, a new record high in one match in Europa League history (20… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago

1 - Jose Mourinho is the first manager to win both the European Cup/CL (2) & UEFA Cup/Europa League (2) more than o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago

5 - Manchester United are the fifth team to win all three major European trophies (UEFA Cup/EL, CL/European Cup & C… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago

5 - Five of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's last six Manchester United goals have come in the Europa League. Specialist. https://t.co/EYQP7nhYGI 7 hours ago

2 - Paul Pogba has now scored in back to back games for Manchester United after a run of 19 games without a goal. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 7 hours ago

10 - Manchester United have gone 10 matches unbeaten in the Europa League (W7 D3), conceding just four goals in that time. Confident. 8 hours ago

19y 205d - Marcus Rashford is the youngest Englishman to start a major European final since Gary Mills for Nottingh… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 hours ago

17y 285d - @AFCAjax defender Matthijs de Ligt will be the youngest player ever to feature in a major European final… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 hours ago

22y 282d - @AFCAjax's starting XI against @ManUtd is the youngest ever in a major European final. Trademark. https://t.co/IBxqRjPda6 9 hours ago

4 - Eric Cantona scored 10+ goals in 4 consecutive PL seasons with Man United, only Rooney has done better among th… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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