Man United’s dismal statistics reveal why they have the league’s joint-seventh-worst defense – but Barnes believes he has a solution.

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Man United’s dismal statistics reveal why they have the league’s joint-seventh-worst defense – but Barnes believes he has a solution.

MANCHESTER UNITED’S defending has been abysmal this season, with the Red Devils having the Premier League’s seventh-worst defense.

The club has only kept four clean sheets in 14 Premier League games, according to ex-Liverpool defender John Barnes, who believes it is because they do not defend “as a complete team.”

United is last in the Premier League in total tackles (139) and duels won (468).

They’re also the league’s second-worst in terms of aerial duels won (130) and interceptions (81).

Manchester United’s 17 goals conceded and two clean sheets give them some pride, but they are still the joint-worst in the league in both categories.

They can consider themselves fortunate that it is only the seventh worst, with their expected goals conceded ranking fifth worst among the 20 Premier League teams.

United has the fourth-fewest ball recoveries (606) of any team this season, indicating a lack of desire to win the ball back.

Due to a slew of errors from players like club captain Harry Maguire, the club has also made seven errors that have resulted in shots, which is tied for second worst in the league.

Maguire has three of them, while Luke Shaw has two.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, David De Gea, and Nemanja Matic have all made one mistake that has resulted in an opponent shot.

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On Thursday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met with six of his senior players in a crisis meeting to try to figure out how to save United’s season.

They may be wishing Barnes was in the room with them, as he gave the Red Devils advice on how to strengthen their defense.

“Nothing is wrong at the back for Manchester United,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

They simply do not defend as a whole.

“If Liverpool’s back four are left to defend and no one else in the team tries to come back and assist, Liverpool will concede goals.”

“When they go forward, they play incredibly well, and they have top-class individuals who can win them matches, but they don’t play as a team or defend as a team, and it’s so blatantly obvious. When they go forward, they play incredibly well, and they have top-class individuals who can win them matches.”

“However, they will continue to ship goals and be inconsistent unless they defend with all 11 players giving 100% effort when they are out of possession, which they do not.”

“They may keep scoring and playing attacking football, but they will continue to concede.”

They’ll always be inconsistent unless they solve that problem, because they’ll rely on individuals to score…

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United's defensive record this seasonUnited's defensive woes are plain for all to seeWith the club already five points off a top-four place

United's defensive record this seasonUnited's defensive woes are plain for all to seeWith the club already five points off a top-four place

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