Harry Maguire knows the area Man United have been ‘poor’ this season

Harry Maguire knows the area Man United have been 'poor' this season

Manchester United have been poor from set plays this season.

That is according to Harry Maguire, who also admits Manchester United have conceded several top goals from outside the box.

United, currently in the 8th position, are six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.

It is obvious that the Red Devils have conceded ten goals while attempting to stop actions from set plays. And they are the joint-third most in the league.

But the Reds have been able to keep three clean sheets in their last three games in all competitions, most notably against Man City (CC).

Maguire, who replaced Ashley Young as United’s captain last month, is pleased with the partnership he has formed with Victor Lindelof at centre-back.

Harry Maguire wants Man United to improve their set-piece tackles
Harry Maguire wants Man United to improve their set-piece tackles

“We’re keeping a lot more clean sheets than we were at the start of season and we’ve never really been a team which has conceded a lot of chances,” the 26-year-old told Manchester United’s website.

“We’ve been poor from set-plays with our defending and we’ve had a couple of great goals scored against us from outside the box, but we haven’t really been having games where David [de Gea] has had to make five or six saves, apart from maybe the Carabao Cup second leg against [Manchester] City, when David was brilliant.”

Maguire has played alongside Victor Lindelof in 23 of his 25 league games this season and he added: “It’s a partnership that’s building and I think we’ll get better and better, and start keeping more clean sheets like we have been doing recently.”

Sweden international Lindelof echoed Maguire’s comments, saying: “It’s great to play with Harry. He’s a fantastic player and it’s great to partner with him.

Harry Maguire pleased to work alongside Victor Lindelof
Harry Maguire pleased to work alongside Victor Lindelof

“We want to win more games and I think, for every game we play together, we become better and better.

“Hopefully, we can keep improving and help the team get more clean sheets and get more results.”

Manchester United will return to action next week Monday to take on Chelsea in the Premier League.

United will have to win the Blues in order to advance their chances of finishing in the top-four.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will then travel to Belgium on Thursday to take on Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32.

Miracle Nwoke
He is an immense fan of the club since 2005. Miracle wonders where Man United would have ranked in the Premier League history if Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't given enough time to rebuild the team.

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