Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is worried about the Old Trafford side’s new “bad habit” of going behind in games.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had to come from behind once again in the 3-1 win over QPR on Saturday, which was the 13th time this season their opposition had scored first.
Although United have dealt with this well so far this season – winning more games from a losing position than any other Premier League side – Lindegaard is concerned it will eventually come back to bite them.
“We should be concerned. It is a bad habit," he is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
"We have to look at it. I just asked one of my team-mates afterwards, 'what would have happened if we hadn't conceded a goal?' It was like a wake-up call.
“It is a bad feeling to have conceded a goal in this match. It is very disappointing.”
Manchester United have conceded the first goal in each of their last five games, and have lost two of those – to Norwich City and Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Ferguson’s potent attacking force of Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney have been operating successfully so far in covering up defensive deficiencies.
However, the expected return of club captain Nemanja Vidic should go some way to helping rectify the problems at the back.