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Harry Maguire: We need to start scoring the first goal

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Harry Maguire (Getty Images)
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Harry Maguire says Manchester United have to correct a "strange stat" from their away games this season after edging Southampton this weekend.

United came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat the Saints 3-2 on Sunday thanks to an Edinson Cavani brace.

The victory maintains United's 100 per cent away record in the Premier League this season.

But Maguire's side have fallen behind in each of those games – something Maguire is keen to remedy.

He told MUTV: "Well, I didn't know that. I think it says we need to start scoring the first goal to give us a bit of help! It's a strange stat to hear.

"I actually don't think we are starting games badly. Everton, we started the game really well. [Against Southampton], we started really well.

"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."

- TEAMtalk media

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