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Man Utd’s grim statistics after Newcastle defeat, Ten Hag faces big test ahead

Manchester United’s woes continued on Wednesday night as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

This was the club’s second-straight loss at Old Trafford. They were convincingly beaten by Manchester City by the same scoreline over the weekend.

As per Stats Perform, the Red Devils have now lost consecutive home matches by 3 or more goals for the first time since October 1962.

Yesterday’s defeat was the eighth on the campaign for United after just 15 games. This has happened for the first time since 1962/63 (9).

To make things worse, United have lost five of their 10 home games this season. This is their worst start at Old Trafford since 1930/31.

Not much has gone right for Erik ten Hag and United this term and the pressure will be on the manager over the forthcoming games.

United face Fulham away and Luton Town at home in the league on either side of a Champions League trip to Danish club Copenhagen.

On paper, they should comfortably beat each of those teams. If there is a setback in one of those fixtures, Ten Hag’s future could come under the radar.

Meanwhile, after the November international break, things could get tricky for the Red Devils with away trips to Everton, Galatasaray and Newcastle.

Ten Hag retains the full support of the hierarchy and the players, but his job could be on the line if United fail to build a winning streak in this period.

United are already eight points behind the Champions League places in the league. They can ill-afford to lose further ground at such an early stage of the season.

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