Alarming stat highlights Man United’s defensive woes after Newcastle defeat

A head-turning statistic, highlighting the defensive struggles of Manchester United in fixtures away from Old Trafford this season, has come to the fore late on Sunday evening.

Erik ten Hag’s side, of course, marked their post-international break return to action a short time ago.

Fresh off marching on in both the Europa League and FA Cup, the Red Devils turned their attentions back towards matters in the Premier League, making the trip to Tyneside for a crunch top-4 showdown with Newcastle United.

The visitors headed into proceedings in the knowledge that a victory would prove crucial, in guiding them three points clear of their Champions League-chasing rivals in the table.

When all was said and done, however, it was Newcastle who sprung a surprise.

Owing to 2nd-half goals on the part of Joe Willock and Callum Wilson, the Magpies ultimately marched on to the right side of a 2-0 final scoreline.

And, as alluded to above, Champions League race in England’s top-flight aside, Newcastle’s triumph on the day has since given rise to a remarkable statistic surrounding Manchester United’s efforts on the defensive end, too.

The stat in question showcases just how badly Erik ten Hag and co. have struggled to keep opposing sides at bay when on the road in league fixtures to this point in the campaign.

As per statisticians Squawka:

‘Only four sides have conceded more goals away from home in the Premier League this season than Manchester United’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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