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Revealed: Awful Erik ten Hag stat surfaces following Newcastle United defeat

The Red Devils lost on the road again on Sunday

A worrying stat has emerged showing just how bad Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United side have been away from home this season, following their meek defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

The Red Devils were second best all game at St James’ Park as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Eddie Howe’s side, a result that saw the Magpies leapfrog them into third place on goal difference.

After the defeat, Ten Hag was robust in his criticism of his side, admitting that “They had more desire, determination and aggression. I was surprised we couldn’t match it.

But a wider trend is growing, and it beginning to worry those in the north west.

United’s away day woes

Following the disappointment at St James’ Park, a worrying stat about the Red Devils’ away record reared its head once more.

Playing other sides in the top 10 away from home, Ten Hag’s side have picked up just 3 points from a possible 21 (A stoppage-time winner from Alejandro Garnacho earning them a 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage).

It means that, in 7 games, they have lost 6, conceding 26 and scoring just eight times, a worrying trend for Ten Hag.

Draws away to Chelsea and Crystal Palace (currently 11th and 12th) paint an even more bleak picture, with that record becoming 1 win in 9 away games, though they do have an excellent record against the bottom eight on the road.

Now drawn firmly back into a race for the top 4, Ten Hag will be grateful that the majority of his remaining fixtures are at home, where his side at least appear to be stronger, but it remains a worrying trend that he will have to find a way to address.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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