All the best stats from Manchester United club’s away record
Manchester United are in the midst of a club-record away winning streak. The Red Devils have won 13 straight road games against opposition Premier League since they beat Norwich at Carrow Road in the FA Cup quarter-final in June.
But in a style we’ve come to appreciate at United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, these wins are often far from straightforward; there were a lot of late goals, a lot of Bruno Fernandes and less penalties than you might think.
Let’s take a look at the best facts and figures of United club’s away record.
Solskjaer has made it his mission to bring back the spirit of Sir Alex Ferguson since he took the seat of Old Trafford in 2018, and with that evidence, Fergie’s time is alive and well.
Eleven goals in their 13-game winning streak were scored after the 80th minute – 29% of the Red Devils’ total of 38 goals.
Three of those 11 came in the last 10 minutes at St James’ Park in October in United’s 4-1 win.
United’s late goals against Newcastle, Brighton and Southampton have earned them six more points in the Premier League.
Their late goals also earned them a place in the 2019/20 FA Cup semi-finals and the 2020/21 Carabao Cup semi-finals.
United have loved a late goal in either half away from home since June, scoring two first-half goals and six second-half goals.
Last of these was Fernandes ’10th minute penalty kick of the second half in the Red Devils’ 3-2 win over Brighton in September, as Solskjaer’s side secured their first Premier League points to the blackboard.
United began their winning run away from home in the later stages of the 2019/20 campaign, with the majority of those wins being comfortable wins where Solskjaer’s side have always kept a clean sheet.
However, in the 2020/21 season United conceded the game’s opening goal and were forced to come back from behind in six of their eight away wins.
It was only in their Carabao Cup victories over Brighton and Everton that United did not fall behind on the road this quarter, meaning they conceded the first goal in every away game. the Premier League this season – and still won each.
It’s no secret that United have enjoyed a fortunate recovery since signing Bruno Fernandes in January, and the midfielder has been involved in 37% of the goals scored away from home in their run. winner.
Fernandes scored nine goals and five assists in the Red Devils’ record-breaking run – no United player has had more goals.
United had been seen as beneficiaries of the new hand-ball law, picking up points left, right and center following accidental kicks.
However, that was not the case in their winning run away from home. The Red Devils received just three penalties – against Newcastle, Brighton and Aston Villa – subsequently converting two of them.
This means that only 5% of United’s goals in their away-of-club winning streak came from home.