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Jonny Evans ponders reasons for poor home form

United have been poor at Old Trafford.  (©GettyImages)
United have been poor at Old Trafford. (©GettyImages).

The departure of Sir Alex Ferguson has been suggested as one of the contributing factors to Manchester United's poor home form this season, which has left the Old Trafford crowd unhappy after seeing just four league wins.

Last season, the Champions dropped just nine points at home in the league all season. This season, Moyes has almost doubled that total already.

"Maybe at home we are leaving ourselves a bit too open," defender Jonny Evans was quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"We want to entertain our fans and score goals but maybe that is to our detriment a little bit."

The latest upset at Old Trafford came at the hands of Tim Sherwood's Spurs, who pushed Manchester United down the league into seventh place, three points adrift of the Lilywhites who are holding onto the last European spot.

Evans has raised concerns over his teams eagerness to score goal in an attempt to please the fans. This has, in his opinion, resulted in sloppy defending because of the desire to get forward and attack.

United's away form this season has been more impressive, having only lost at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.

Evans hinted that perhaps his side were more defensive and reserved on their travels, which therefore gives them more control over the game and more concentration which doesn't lead to them letting in soft goals.

Moyes may feel the need to play more attacking football at Old Trafford, however if you look at his sides performance away in the Champions League to Bayer Levekusen then you might argue against this strategy.

United won 5-0 away from home having only had seven shots on target. Patient build-up with the quality they've got in their side will always bring a couple of goals a game. Rushing to score at home is a recipe for disaster.

Evans' words could have Moyes thinking twice about his home tactics for the second half of the league campaign, as he looks to climb back up into the top four.

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