Manchester United will never score from a corner ever again

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When was the last time we even remotely threatened from a corner? Let alone scored.
 

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:lol:

We are generally shit a corners though. Feels like this type of thread pops up every week.
 

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It's the area that makes me think we're run by idiots the most. We should have 3 or 4 players attacking the ball in a pretty central position. Basically trying to hide Maguire among the numbers. Instead we're isolating him at the back post, making him challenge a big lofted ball with no pace on it. It took us about 4 or 5 games at the start of the season to stop the attempted knockdowns.
 

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What are our actual stats on corners? ie. goals scored direct from a corner over the past 10 years?
 

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What are the stats on our corners? I reckon we have conceded more than we have scored in the last couple of years? Shocking really
 

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What are the stats on our corners? I reckon we have conceded more than we have scored in the last couple of years? Shocking really
It's not even close. This season alone we've conceded around 7 and not scored any (I dont think)
 

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The OP is right, we have been extremely poor at corners this season. Probably be an idea to stop aiming every single one at Maguire.
 

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You scored two v us (Villa game). Game was all of 14 days ago...

Some of these threads....:annoyed:
You know full well the point is ball into the box direct from the corner onto someone's head straight into the back of the net, none of this short corner or second phase nonesense
 

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It really is remarkable. The coaching teams change, the players change, the tactics change, but one thing doesn't change: United are crap at corners. Taking them, and defending them. It would be extremely interesting to dig into this more, and try to figure out what is the source of the problems.
 

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We were brilliant from corners from 2006-2011. We then had a brief period of being good at them in 2012/13. We have been utter shite at them ever since. 6 years.
 

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You know full well the point is ball into the box direct from the corner onto someone's head straight into the back of the net, none of this short corner or second phase nonesense
Well corner is awarded and ten seconds later cross comes and is headed in. I'd say that's scoring from a corner regardless of whether it's taken short or just hit straight into the box.
 

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Well corner is awarded and ten seconds later cross comes and is headed in. I'd say that's scoring from a corner regardless of whether it's taken short or just hit straight into the box.
In the context of this discussion you're wrong
 

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In the context of this discussion you're wrong
Is it not classed as a set piece goal then, curious? Surely it's similar as when Scholes scored all those long range screamers from outside the box it was always described as Scholes scoring from a corner.
 

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Is it not classed as a set piece goal then, curious? Surely it's similar as when Scholes scored all those long range screamers from outside the box it was always described as Scholes scoring from a corner.
I don't know what it's officially classed as all I know is in the context of this thread and those on the same subject previously the OP is referring to one ball into the box onto the head of someone straight from the corner flag
 

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I don't know what it's officially classed as all I know is in the context of this thread and those on the same subject previously the OP is referring to one ball into the box onto the head of someone straight from the corner flag
Fair enough. :lol: For what it's worth I dislike short corners. Much prefer inswinger whipped in to six yard box. Given the way Lindelof finished his goal I'm surprised he dosen't get on the end of corners more...well Man. United ones.
 

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Fair enough. :lol: For what it's worth I dislike short corners. Much prefer inswinger whipped in to six yard box. Given the way Lindelof finished his goal I'm surprised he dosen't get on the end of corners more...well Man. United ones.
We've been crap at corners for as long as I've watched Man Utd, even when Beckham was here we didn't score many. In more recent years though we've had Jones, Shaw and now Fred all first choice takers so it's no wonder now :lol:
 

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We've been crap at corners for as long as I've watched Man Utd, even when Beckham was here we didn't score many. In more recent years though we've had Jones, Shaw and now Fred all first choice takers so it's no wonder now :lol:
Maybe my mind's playing tricks but always thought Vidic was a beast on them although maybe scored more at the start of his time than towards end of his career.
 

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Corners are quite hard to score from though aren't they? At the top level anyway.

Most reasonable defences can block/head things away.

We have Maguire, one of the best defenders in the air, and we're still not looking particularly likely to score.
And we didn't in that fabled "beast" Mourinho team, with Fellaini, Pogba, Lukaku, Smalling etc
 

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Close to zero threat attacking from them, lots of threat when defending them.
 

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But seriously very few teams score from corners these days, don't have the stats to hand but it's embarrassingly low across the board considering the attacking team is suppose to have the advantage.
yep - and it’s mad how footy fans continue to go nuts every time their team wins one like they’ve won a last minute penalty.

a corner is essentially a cross from a very tight angle where both teams have been given the opportunity to precisely position as many men in the box as they like.

we are especially shit at them but as the poster quoted mentions, the conversion rate is fairly low across the board.