Manchester United have three games to do something they’ve never done before under Erik ten Hag – Tyrone Marshall

A come-from-behind win at Goodison Park last season? Winning at Elland Road? The victory at Turf Moor earlier this season when the pressure was at its most intense? The first was an Everton side going nowhere but down under Frank Lampard. Leeds is always hostile but they now play their football in the Championship. The only team to play at Turf Moor and not win so far this season is the team that plays there every week.

By performance, it was perhaps the 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Nottingham Forest last season. By league position, it was the late 2-1 win at Fulham a year ago. There were some good nights in Spain in Europe, with 1-0 wins at Real Sociedad and Real Betis, but this is middle-of-the-road opposition. The 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp might actually be Uniteds best day on the road under Ten Hag.

All of this is a roundabout way of saying United really havent been very good away from home under the Dutchman. Yes, theyve won three in a row on the road in the Premier League, but Burnley and Sheffield United are on their way back to the Championship and Fulham arent what they were last season.

Uniteds record against the best teams or at places with a hostile or difficult atmosphere is particularly poor. Think the Etihad, Anfield, St James Park, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and the Parken Stadium. They played well in the last of those games to be fair, but still lost. They started well at Tottenham this season and lost. They started well in Munich and lost.

Its hard to really identify a win away from home that truly marks this team out but you feel like one has to arrive over the next 10 days or so if this season is to come fully around that corner and head towards the possibility of success.

Everton might be 19th in the Premier League but that is an artificial position after their points deduction and Goodison Park will be seething with injustice this weekend after seeing those 10 points removed from their tally. It will be a difficult place to go, against a team not only in form but now also feeling wronged. Sean Dyche&aposs team talk will be as simple as it gets and winning on Merseyside on Sunday would be an impressive feat.

Galatasaray fans dont need to feel wrongdoing to make the Ali Sami Yen loud and intimidating. United have conceded eight goals in two Champions League away games this season but nothing but a win will do in Istanbul. Given what is at stake it would be a magnificent victory if they could pull off and would keep alive hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Their week on the road ends in the north east and a Saturday night in Newcastle. United were beaten here tamely last season and have already lost 3-0 to the Geordies at Old Trafford this season. But heading into this week it is Ten Hags side who are a place and a point higher in the Premier League.

Uniteds run of results has put them back in contention for the top four but to capitalise on that they need to start beating their rivals. A win against a Newcastle side depleted with injury would be a statement of intent, of that there is no doubt.

The Saturday night scheduling guarantees a raucous atmosphere, however, and Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have both been beaten at St James Park so far this season.

Before the first away game of this season, Ten Hag called on his team to deliver more on the road.

“This is one of the aims we have for this season, that we have to step up in away games to get more points, he said. [We want] to bring higher levels, because that is the foundation for, of course, more points.