United’s first defeat against Stoke since 1984, which other embarrassing feats could await the Red Devils manager
David Moyes broke yet another unwanted record on Saturday as Manchester United’s defeat by Stoke was the first against the Potters since 1984.
The loss was United’s eighth of the season so far and former Everton boss Moyes will be desperate to avoid ‘achieving’ any more embarrassing feats.
Sportsmail looks ahead to the rest of the season to see which other unwanted records could await the Scot.
Dejected: Wayne Rooney looks on after Manchester United suffered their first defeat by Stoke City since 1984
Miserable: David Moyes has achieved a number of unwanted records since taking over at Old Trafford
All smiles: Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam (second left) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against United
How many more unwanted records will Moyes break this season?
- Manchester United have already lost eight games this season in the Premier League. The most they have lost in a whole Premier League season is nine in the 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons, finishing third on both occasions.
- Moyes’ side have lost four home games in the league season. Should United lose three more at Old Trafford they will beat their previous Premier League record of six home defeats achieved in 2001-02.
- Last season, under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson, United achieved their best ever points total after 24 games – this season is their worst at the same stage.
Poor form: The current Premier League campaign is United’s worst at this stage of a season (Source: Opta)
Champion: Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson guided Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles
- Last time United lost 10 games in a season was in 1990-91 when they finished the campaign in sixth place.
- The club’s record number of defeats in a 38-game season is 16 in the 1989-90 campaign. United finished 13th that year, which was Ferguson’s third full season in charge at OId Trafford.
- They have lost three games in a row this season (against Spurs, Swansea and Sunderland), for the first time since 2001. The last time United lost four games in a row came in 1961 following defeats by Birmingham, Arsenal, Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday – the club have never lost five games on the bounce.
Defeat: Arsenal players celebrate a goal in the club’s 3-1 victory over United during the 1990-91 season
- United need to win nine of their remaining 14 matches to merely equal the club’s lowest ever Premier League wins total of 21, achieved in 1996-97.
- Should David Moyes’s side concede another 17 goals between now and the end of the season, the club will have broken the record for the most amount of goals let in in one Premier League campaign, having shipped 45 in 1999-00 and 2001-02.
- Rooney, RVP and Co must score another 20 goals to beat the club’s record of fewest goals scored in a Premier League season, having found the net just 58 times in the 2004-05 season.
- United’s FA Cup defeat by Swansea on January 5 – the first ever time the Swans had won at Old Trafford – was just the second time in 29 years that the Red Devils had been eliminated in the third round.
Strike: Robin van Persie will be confident he and his team-mates can score 20 more goals this season
Dejected: United player’s trudge off the Old Trafford pitch after losing at home to Swansea for the first time in the club’s history
The teams Moyes still has to face who are keen to end their United hoodoos
February 22 – Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park: United have not lost to the Eagles in the league since May 1991 when they were beaten 3-0.
March 8 – West Brom at The Hawthorns: United have not lost against the Baggies in the league away from home since March 1984 when they were defeated 2-0.
April 12 – Hull City at Old Trafford: The Tigers have never beaten United in the league.
Still waiting: Crystal Palace left back Paul Bodin challenges Andrei Kanchelskis during the Eagles’ last victory over Manchester United back in May 1991
April 26 – Norwich at Old Trafford: United’s last defeat at the hands of the Canaries at Old Trafford came in August 1989 as they lost 2-0.
May 3 – Sunderland at Old Trafford: They have beaten Moyes’ side in the Capital One Cup this season but Sunderland’s last league victory at Old Trafford came all the way back in May 1968.
Current unwanted Manchester United records held by David Moyes
Suffered first home defeat by West Brom since 1978.
Lost to Newcastle at home for the first time since 1972.
Everton won at Old Trafford for the first time since 1992.
At last! Everton players celebrate at the full-time whistle having won at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years
Suffered First EVER home defeat by Swansea in this season’s FA Cup third round.
In January, the Red Devils suffered three defeats in a row for the first time since 2001.
Saturday’s defeat against Stoke was the first at the hands of the Potters since 1984.
Double act: Dwight Tiendalli (left) and Wilfried Bony are all smiles after helping Swansea win at Old Trafford
Happy Potters: Adam (second left) wheels away to celebrate after scoring in Stoke’s landmark win
Source : Daily Mail