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What Numbers Say In Man Utd’s 5—0 Howler At Rampant Liverpool



Shoddy Manchester United suffered one of their worst Premier League defeats at their iconic home ground of Old Trafford on Sunday with a devastating 5-0 thumping in the hands of cruel Liverpool.

The particular thrashing before the home faithful of United has seen the Red Devils concede a whopping 11 goals in 3 English Premier League matches.

The heavy defeat has as well seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lose an English top-tier football match by a larger margin for the first time since October 1895 when Liverpool beat them 7-1 at Anfield.

It is also Manchester United’s largest margin of defeat in this fixture ever when playing at home.

The Reds of Liverpool have become the second team in English Premier League history to record consecutive victories away games by a margin of 5+ goals without conceding themselves. Liverpool thrashed Watford by a similar 5-0 margin last week in an EPL match. They have achieved the milestone after Manchester United in February/March 1960.

Also, the Theatre of Dreams outfit has lost an English Premier League match by such a margin of five or more goals at home without scoring for the first time since a 0-5 defeat at home to Manchester City in February 1955 under the tutelage of the great Matt Busby.

Statistics also reveal high flying Liverpool have scored 19 goals in their first five away matches in the Premier League in the ongoing campaign.

Further, Manchester United was down by a wider gap of 4-0 at half-time for the first time in a competitive Premier League match.

The particular statistics have arguably piled more pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has now gone four Premier League outings without a win.

The results leave Manchester United 7th on the log with 14 points in 9 Premier League matches.

Manchester United will next visit Tottenham Hotspur in another demanding Premier League fixture.

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