Does pace really? Or can experience, strength and guile conquer all?
YouTuber BMOnus used FIFA Career Mode to find out what team fared better – a side made up of the world’s fastest players, or 11 of the slowest.
The slowest team, who for this experiment is Manchester United, includes the likes of Olivier Giroud and the legendary Francesco Totti up front.
Bizarrely, Per Mertesacker is left on the bench – even though he’s widely regarded as having zero pace.
The fastest team, playing as Manchester City, features Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang up front – all with FIFA speed scores well into the 90s.
Even the keeper, Aleksandr Belenov has a 77 sprint speed rating – so he’s no slouch.
How did they do?
BMOnus simmed the season with the winner being the team that finished higher in the Premier League.
Against all odds, the slower team came out on top.
United came third behind Chelsea and Spurs, while City had to settle for fourth place.
The Red Devils bagged an impressive 59 goals, compared to City’s 54.
Giroud had a decent campaign for United, netting 11 league goals, while Bale was City’s top scorer with 10.
Looks as though speed isn’t that important!
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