Erik's first 50 Premier League matches: The key stats

Saturday 18 November 2023 10:00

Erik ten Hag has now completed 50 Premier League matches in charge of Manchester United.

Our 1-0 win over Luton Town before the international break took Erik's tally of victories in the league to 30, Ernest Mangnall managed to reach that mark quicker back in 1903/04 but it compares favourably to other United managers over the years, even the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

Over the course of Ten Hag's 50 league matches, we have seen remarkable comebacks, memorable connections with the crowd and thrilling triumphs against close rivals.

We took a look back at some of the key statistics behind his Premier League career so far...

Five comebacks under Erik


United's powers of recovery were proven in these Premier League games from Ten Hag's first 50.


Over the course of Ten Hag's tenure, the Reds have come from behind to win five times in the Premier League.

The first of these was in October 2022, when Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo's goals overturned Alex Iwobi's early opener at Goodison Park against Everton.

More recently, Scott McTominay came off the bench to score a late double, taking United from 1-0 down to 2-1 up over Brentford in the dying moments.


Twice away at Fulham, through Alejandro Garnacho in 2022/23, and Bruno Fernandes earlier this month, United have earned a late victory against the Cottagers.

Another fixture already mentioned, our late 2-1 triumph over Brentford, saw McTominay score twice in injury time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat as once again Erik's men showed determination and desire in bucketloads.


There have been 17 different scorers under Ten Hag for the Reds in the Premier League.

The likes of Marcus Rashford, Fernandes and Ronaldo are expected marksmen, but Hannibal and Raphael Varane are also on the extensive list.

You can watch a goal from each of the players to have found the net below.

50 games, 17 scorers Video

50 games, 17 scorers

United have had 17 different scorers in the Premier League under Erik, can you name them all? Watch the video for clues…


Liverpool (August 2022),  Arsenal (September 2022), Tottenham (October 2022), Manchester City (January 2023) and Chelsea (May 2023) all fell to United last term.

These victories all came at Old Trafford and were occasions when the roof was raised at the famous stadium.

Defeating rivals under Ten Hag


Watch highlights from United's five wins over rivals under Erik.


Only two clubs that Erik has faced in the division are yet to be defeated by the Dutchman: Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion.

However, under Ten Hag's management, we have beaten both the Magpies and the Seagulls in cup competitions - in the final of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup and semi-final of the Emirates FA Cup respectively.

Every other Premier League side - including the likes of newly promoted trio Burnley, Luton Town and Sheffield United, have been beaten by Erik since he arrived at Old Trafford.