Man Utd might have been in the bottom half of the Premier League standings heading into the October international break if they had suffered four losses in their previous five league games. The Red Devils’ bad run began with losses to Arsenal and Brighton on either side of the international break in September, with the latter snapping a protracted home unbeaten streak. Although they defeated Burnley in the league, they suffered another home loss, this time to Crystal Palace. When Man Utd trailed Brentford in the waning seconds of their penultimate game before the break, they were on their way to three straight home league losses. But in the end, they had just Scott McTominay to thank for salvaging the game with two goals in stoppage time.
The international break provides Sheffield United with a brief reprieve from their appalling start, but the search for their first victory must continue. The Blades have not fared as well since returning to the top division, earning only one point in their first eight games. Prior to the September international break, Sheffield United earned its lone point in a 2-2 draw with Everton; however, the club has since suffered four straight losses. Sheffield United was defeated 3-1 by Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham, and Fulham, who all earned three points from the Steelers.
The statistics supporting our Man Utd vs. Sheffield United predictions:
The poorest defense in the Premier League belongs to Sheffield United.
In the Premier League this season, only Bournemouth has scored fewer goals than Sheffield United.
In their eight Premier League games, Manchester United has only managed to keep two clean sheets.
This season, Rasmus Hojlund has taken nine shots in the Premier League.
In their last seven meetings with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, Man Utd has prevailed six times.