Manchester United: Damning stat epitomises Red Devils' struggles this season

Rasmus Hojlund of Manchester United reacts as he speaks with Marcus Rashford during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 26, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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Manchester United have started the 2023/24 season inconsistently, and one damning stat puts their struggles into perspective.

Sitting 8th in the Premier League table after nine games, Manchester United have won five games and lost four. While their goal difference of -2 is the worst of the teams in the top half of the table, it's actually their source of goals which is the main problem. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.