Man Utd defence their worst since Prem began after Lindelof own goal makes it record 12 games without clean sheet

By | 15th December 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED’S defensive troubles show no sign of letting up after they conceded for the 12th Premier League game in a row.

The unwanted record arrived after Victor Lindelof turned into his own net to give Everton the lead during their clash at Old Trafford.

Lindelof turns into his own net
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The comical saw David De Gea fail to deal with a Leighton Baines cross into the box under pressure from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The helpless Lindelof then had no time to react as the loose ball struck him at the back post and bobbled over the line.

Not even VAR could come to United’s rescue as they saw protests of a foul against De Gea fall on deaf ears.

United have now failed to keep a clean sheet in the league since September 14 when they managed to claim a 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

They have conceded 16 goals in that time and have only picked up two clean sheets in the league this season.

Trailing 1-0 at the interval at Old Trafford, the 20 goals United have conceded remains lower than Spurs (23) and Chelsea (25) who sit above them in the table.

Regardless of their failure to keep sides out the Red Devils went into the game with Everton in the hunt for a Champions League place and sitting five points behind fourth place Chelsea.


This post written by Harry Gray originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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