Man United match near-50 year unwanted record after conceding vs Cardiff

Cardiff’s opening goal versus Manchester United this afternoon saw the Red Devils match a thoroughly-unwanted club record.

Man United vs Cardiff

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are currently locked in action with Championship-bound Cardiff at Old Trafford.

United headed into proceedings with little to play for, having seen their top-4 hopes brought to a definitive end following a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield last weekend.

Ahead of kick-off, the Premier League’s top-6 looked as follows:

In addition, United’s stalemate at the John Smith’s Stadium meant that the Red Devils headed into this afternoon’s matchup on a 5-match winless streak across all competitions.

Cardiff in front

And their hopes of turning this abysmal streak around could not have gotten off to a much worse start versus Cardiff.

After Diogo Dalot was adjudged to have fouled Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in the hosts’ box with a little over 20 minutes on the clock, the Cardiff hitman dusted himself down to dispatch the ensuing spot-kick beyond David de Gea.

United’s defensive woes

And Cardiff’s opener at Old Trafford has since given rise to a pair of remarkable statistics, showcasing just how porous Manchester United’s backline has been, particularly over the second-half of the season.

First off, amid David de Gea’s struggles for form, Solskjaer’s men are without a clean sheet since the end of February, when they picked up a credible 0-0 draw versus Liverpool:

In addition, in 19 home outings in the Premier League this season, the Manchester giants have kept just 2 clean sheets:

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