Manchester United and the 4 Premier League Teams with the Most Leaky Defenses This Season

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The 2021/2022 Premier League has passed its 13th week. It’s interesting to watch the teams that have conceded a lot this season, including Manchester United .

There have been no significant surprises in the 2021/2022 Premier League except for West Ham who managed to push to the fourth position of the standings. Competition in the top flight is also still occupied by Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool.

Chelsea is currently the leader of the standings. The Blues can be at the top because they have a strong defense.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have only conceded five goals in 13 matches. They are the Premier League team that has conceded the fewest goals so far.

However, not all Premier League teams look satisfied with his defense. The reason, they suffer with many goals that are lodged in the net.

Including Manchester United, here are the teams that have conceded the most until week 13 of the 2021/2022 Premier League .

Manchester United
Manchester United is on this list because they have a bad defense. David de Gea’s goal looks very easy to break into this season.

Of the 13 Premier League matches, the Red Devils had to be willing to score 22 goals. This is a pretty bad performance for a team like the Red Devils.

The back line guarded by Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Raphael Varane felt very unsatisfactory. As a result, MU is now perched in 8th position with 18 points.

Leicester City
Leicester City actually have a good front line. The club nicknamed The Foxes is able to score 20 goals from 13 matches in the Premier League.

However, a good attack line was not matched by a solid defense. Brendan Rodgers’ side have conceded 23 goals in the Premier League.

Poor defense left Leicester stranded in 10th place in the Premier League standings. They collected 18 points after going through 13 games.

Watford
Poor defense meant that Watford had to eject Xisco Munoz. Claudio Ranieri who was appointed as his successor was still unable to overcome the problem.

From 13 matches, Watford have never kept a clean sheet once. Goal The Hornets have to be willing to have their goal torn apart with 24 goals.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Watford are only four points away from the red zone. They occupy the 16th position with a collection of 13 points.

Norwich City
Norwich City have played 13 games in the Premier League this season. However, the number of goals they have conceded has touched 27.

The fragile defense was also one of the reasons Norwich parted with Daniel Farke. He was fired and his position was replaced by Dean Smith.

Norwich are now slumped in 19th place. From 13 matches played, Norwich were only able to reach nine points.

Newcastle
Newcastle’s form has been very poor this season. The Magpies are stuck in caretaker position with 6 points.

Defensive problems are one of Newcastle’s biggest factors. They have conceded 29 goals in 13 Premier League games.

Therefore, management decided to fire Steve Bruce and replace him with Eddie Howe. The new owner has a tough task to save the Magpies from the threat of relegation.