For all the disappointments in the team recently, United's home record has been impressive this season. What remains baffling is the team's away performances and record. This season at home, out of 18 games we have played in all competitions, we have had: 15 wins. 1 loss. 2 draws. Meanwhile, at away grounds in all competitions, we have had: 12 wins. 7 loses. 3 draws So, of all our 8 loses this season, 7 of them have been at away grounds. As much as it is normal for teams to be better at home, losing and drawing too many games away is not what great teams do. But it's not just the results. Minus the City game at home, our poorest performances have been away. We seem to show up at home in terms of the quality of our play at least for one half of each game. Maybe one reason is that we are very poor when pressed. We deal with high press badly. Teams tend to do it more at their home grounds so we get found out more often away. Once the home crowd get behind their teams and they come at us aggressively, we seem to just focus on stopping them from scoring, getting the ball and hoofing it away. In our only home loss, City did exactly that to us. They presses us hard and high and our play became very disjointed and toothless in attack. Also, our 'big names' just tend to fizzle out playing away from home. At such times, you need your big stars to show up but with us, they seem to 'disappear' or become average. And of course tactics. Perhaps Jose prepares the boys to be too conservative away and that sucks life out of their attacking play away. What do you think? As an aside, Chelsea is coming to play us at OT. Never really easy for visiting teams no matter how poorly we have been playing. That's a good thing.