Manchester United came back from 2-0 down to beat Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford yesterday.
It was a day to forget, swiftly turned into a day to remember for Erik ten Hag‘s side. United were 2-0 down within five minutes and it looked to be a really long day for the side and fans alike.
The comeback was one of many in United’s extensive history – which is proven by a ludicrous statistic.
Manchester United hold ‘Premier League history’
We’ve seen the Red Devils come back from a two-goal deficit multiple times… 13 in fact in the Premier League.
Following the Forest fixture, OptaJoe stated that United have won 13 Premier League games when two or more goals behind, more than any other side in Premier League history.
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A remarkable stat, which ultimately shows the desire and determination of United sides over the years.
It shouldn’t have been the case…
Realistically, as impressive as the stat is, it shouldn’t have been the case against Nottingham Forest.
The first five minutes were comical for United. Two extremely sloppy and unnecessary goals meant United were forced to chase the game from the off – not good.
Luckily, the Red Devils managed to find the desire to come back, but if the game had ended in a result – there’d have been turmoil at Old Trafford.
That would’ve been two losses on the bounce and a shocking performance against Wolves which did (remarkably) end in a victory.
We’re thankful for Ten Hag’s sake that his team got the result, as the pressure would’ve been firmly on.
Nevertheless, the team showed unbelievable character and we’re now optimistic again that United will go from strength to strength.