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Facts and figures from United's home run

Wednesday 23 August 2023 15:00

Manchester United are out to extend a 30-match unbeaten home run when Nottingham Forest come to Old Trafford on Saturday for the 15:00 BST kick-off.

Erik ten Hag's side have been in great home form since losing to Real Sociedad in our Europa League opener last September, when a controversial penalty by Brais Mendez earned the Basque visitors a narrow victory.

Following that, our next outing in front of our supporters was a 1-0 win over Omonia Nicosia in the same competition, only acquired through Scott McTominay's injury-time strike, and the game after that was a goalless draw with Newcastle United, before we really clicked under the boss.

How United went 30 home games unbeaten


Stirring comebacks, a team effort and the undeniable influence of the Old Trafford crowd are features of the run.

The draw with the Magpies was one of only four across this period, which means we've won 26 of the fixtures, an excellent ratio. The only other sides to leave Old Trafford with something were Leeds United, Southampton (when Casemiro was sent off) and Sevilla (who scored two late goals).

Our best win from this spell was by a 4-1 scoreline, achieved first against Real Betis in the Europa League and then Chelsea in our penultimate Premier League clash last season. Only Joao Felix's 89th-minute effort prevented the success against the Blues from being our record scoreline under Ten Hag.

If illustration of our resilience was required, we conceded first in seven of the 30 matches and probably came closest to ending the run when Leeds led 2-0 with over an hour gone in February. Fulham and West Ham United threatened to knock us out of the Emirates FA Cup deep into the second half, and the turnaround came at a similar time in the never-to-be-forgotten Manchester derby victory in the Premier League.

Seventeen clean sheets were recorded, with Andre Onana posting his first one on his competitive debut, in the 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 2023/24 opener.

In terms of goalscorers, 16 different Reds have found the net and there were two own goals (Everton's Conor Coady and West Ham United defender Nayf Aguerd).

Marcus Rashford clearly led the way, with 17 strikes in this period, while four players who are no longer at the club also contributed on this front - Fred, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer.


17: Marcus Rashford
10: Bruno Fernandes
6: Fred, Anthony Martial
4: Antony, Casemiro
3: Scott McTominay, Marcel Sabitzer, Jadon Sancho.