Manchester United accelerating defender chase despite Branthwaite agreement: report

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Erik ten Hag is looking for defensive reinforcements (Image credit: Alamy)

Manchester United conceded 58 goals in the Premier League alone in 2023/24, with the Red Devils' defence under severe scrutiny in a troublesome campaign.

In what can only be described as a dismal season in the league, only Sheffield United conceded more shots per game than Erik ten Hag's side, while the xG tables had them competing with the relegation battlers defensively.

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James Ridge is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He recently spent time with The United Stand as an online news editor and has covered the beautiful game from England’s eighth tier all the way to the Premier League.