MANCHESTER UNITED could be within the relegation zone if matches ended at half-time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad are proving to be sluggish starters within the Premier League to this point this season.
Man Utd could be nineteenth within the PL if video games completed at half-time
Man Utd have been the second-worst first-half workforce in all the Premier League this seasonCredit score: Rex Options
In reality, if video games have been to final simply 45 minutes, United could be nineteenth within the desk – with simply ONE win from their first ten matches.
Most-recently, United went into half-time dropping 1-0 at West Ham.
Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all scored in a 13-minute interval after the break to make sure they travelled back to Manchester with all three points.
But it surely wasn’t with out a scare… and it wasn’t for the primary time this season.
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Extremely, United have gone into half-time successful a sport simply ONCE.
On 5 events, they’ve gone into the break level-pegging, however have been trailing 4 occasions.
Total, United would have picked up simply eight factors if matches completed at half-time, with a objective distinction of -6.
The one workforce to have struggled extra are basement-boys Sheffield United, with seven factors – far superior to their one, real-life level.
Man Utd have been rescued by their far stronger second-half showingsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
In actuality, United sit fifth within the Premier League with 19 factors – and so they’ve bought their second-half performances to thank for it.
If matches have been ONLY primarily based on second-halves, United would sit fourth within the desk, behind solely Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool.
Man Utd have racked up six second-half wins from their ten video games, dropping three.
However comebacks are nothing new for United.
‘Fergie-time’ saved their pores and skin on numerous events in the course of the Nineties and 2000s.
In reality, no workforce in Premier League historical past has earned as many factors from dropping positions as United (385).
Their win over West Ham on Saturday meant they overtook Tottenham (383 factors) for that honour.
This season alone, United have picked up 15 of their 19 factors having as soon as trailed within the sport – a league excessive.
Liverpool sit second this season, having earned 9 factors from dropping positions.