FA Cup: How many times have Manchester United conceded three goals or more in 2023-24?

Andre Onana and Manchester United have had a season to forget in the Premier League. (Imago/Pro Sports Images)


Andre Onana conceded three times in Manchester United's eventual FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry (Imago/Pro Sports Images)

FA Cup: How many times have Manchester United conceded three goals or more in 2023-24?

Seye Omidiora 20:38 - 21.04.2024

A seemingly comfortable semi-final against Coventry descended into chaos for Erik ten Hag’s men, who let in three goals at Wembley on Sunday.

Manchester United made it to back-to-back FA Cup finals on Sunday, but Erik ten Hag’s team almost made a hash of their seemingly unassailable advantage against Coventry.

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Coventry vs Man United

The Red Devils led 2-0 at halftime through Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire before Bruno Fernandes notched United’s third just before the hour to leave Ten Hag’s men cruising as the game entered its final half-hour. 

Man United entered the final 20 minutes still 3-0 up, but familiar failings saw them concede twice in minutes 71 and 79 — Ellis Simms and Callum O'Hare — before Aaron Wan-Bissaka was penalised for a handball in the Manchester giants’ 18-yard area, conceded a late spot-kick. 

The last-gasp penalty was converted by Haji Wright to send the game into extra time, and Coventry thought they won it when Victor Torp netted at the death in extra time, only for the goal to be ruled out for a marginal offside by VAR. 

Despite Casemiro’s penalty miss, United responded to score their next four and profited from O'Hare and Ben Sheaf's failures to win the shootout 4-2. 

How many times have Man United conceded three goals or more this season?

Sunday’s game was the 14th time that Manchester United have let in as many goals in all competitions this season, and a fifth time since the start of February — against Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-3 win), Manchester City (3-1), Liverpool (4-3 win), Chelsea (4-3 loss) and Sunday (3-3). 

What comes next for Manchester United?

Ten Hag's team welcome cellar-dwelling Sheffield United to Old Trafford on April 24, keen to win a Premier League match for the first time since March 9 — a 2-0 triumph over Everton — as they hope to remain in contention for European football qualification via the league.

United's following game after taking on the Blades is against another struggling club, Burnley, on April 27.