Dundee United have had a decent start to life back in the Premiership under manager Micky Mellon. As it stands, they currently sit in fifth place in the table. That will be welcomed by the club’s fans, you have to imagine. The team is well clear of the relegation zone, and is fighting for a top six finish.

However, one area where the club could be doing a bit better is in the number of goals they have scored in the Premiership this season.

Need to score more goals

So far, Mellon’s team has scored 17 goals in 21 games. That puts them on the lower end of the goalscoring chart in the league. Indeed, only St Mirren and Ross County have scored fewer goals. The need to find the back of the net more has been recognised by United’s Marc McNulty.

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Marc McNulty in action for Dundee United (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He feels that the teams needs to do better in front of goal. McNulty points to the recent game against Celtic as an example.

United blew some great opportunities in that game, and McNulty hopes that they are more ruthless against Aberdeen this afternoon.

“There were a lot of negatives to take from the game on Wednesday because we got beaten by three goals” he said.

“On a different day”

“But one of the positives was definitely the chances we did create. On a different day, I would have gotten a goal.

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Dundee United’s Marc McNulty scores against Kilmarnock (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We also had a wee penalty shout and Nicky Clark had a good chance. So that could have all added up. We should have been more ruthless and when we do get opportunities at Pittodrie we will have to take our chances” he mused.

Should McNulty and the United players take the chances they create, it could be a memorable start to 2021 for the Tannadice club.

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