It was a day to forget that quickly became a day to remember for Erik ten Hag’s side. United were 2-0 down after five minutes, and it appeared to be a difficult day for both the team and the supporters.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, managed to turn the game on its head. Christian Eriksen scored first, followed by Casemiro before a penalty by Bruno Fernandes completed the comeback.
The comeback was one of several in United’s long history, as evidenced by a ridiculous statistic.
Manchester United has a ‘Premier League history’.
We’ve seen the Red Devils fight back from two-goal deficits before… In actuality, there are 13 in the Premier League.
Following the Forest game, OptaJoe reported that United have won 13 Premier League games when down by two or more goals, more than any other team in Premier League history.
A wonderful statistic that demonstrates the desire and commitment of the United sides over time.
It should not have happened…
As amazing as the statistic is, it should not have been the case against Nottingham Forest.
United’s first five minutes were hilarious. United were forced to chase the game from the start due to two highly sloppy and unneeded goals.
Fortunately, the Red Devils found the desire to come back, but if the game had finished in a result – there would have been chaos at Old Trafford.
That would have been two losses in a row and a surprising effort against Wolves that resulted in a victory.
We’re grateful for the outcome for Ten Hag’s sake, as the pressure would have been intense.
Nonetheless, the team demonstrated incredible character, and we are now optimistic that United will continue to grow.