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Maguire not impressed by Man United’s ‘strange stat’ of comebacks

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The Red Devils have found coming from behind easier rather than taking the lead early, but their skipper is not in favor of such a risk.

Manchester United scripted history after emphatically turning their fortunes around in the Premier League clash against Southampton.

Sunday night marked their eighth victory on the bounce away from home in the English top-flight – a new club record.

In addition, the Red Devils also became the first team to collect all available points from four successive matches in which they initially trailed.

United were first to concede in all four of their previous travels in the league against Brighton, Newcastle United, Everton, and finally Southampton but went on to win the games 3-2, 4-1, 3-1, and 3-2 respectively.

“I think it says we need to start scoring the first goal to give us a bit of help!” captain Harry Maguire responded on MUTV when told his side made a new entry in the history books after the Edinson Cavani-inspired turnaround.

“We are conceding bad goals at bad moments, maybe, but we are showing great resilience, spirit and character, which is something this squad has in abundance.

“We work tirelessly on the training pitch, we want to do so well for this club, we want to be a success, we want to win trophies and that is what it’s about at this club. So, when we don’t do that, we need to drive for more. It comes from hunger and spirit.

“It’s a strange stat, but it does show great character,” Maguire concluded.

Man United will aim to keep up their fine form away from home when they visit West Ham at the weekend after Wednesday’s Champions League encounter against Paris Saint-Germain.