Manchester United could make history this weekend... for all the wrong reasons

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Manchester United are in danger of setting an unwanted record this weekend - one that has stood since 1979.

Old Trafford has seen better days.

Back-to-back defeats against Everton and Newcastle mean Manchester United are on the verge of making history - but for all the wrong reasons.

Sure, David Moyes will see the run as just a minor blip, while their progress on the road has taken an upturn lately, with wins at Aston Villa in the league and Stoke in the Capital One Cup.

But defeat against West Ham this weekend would see United lose three home league games in a row for the first time since 1979.

That is a feat Moyes will no doubt want to avoid, while the opposition are hardly in the finest of form.

"The results have not been what we wanted," the United boss told reporters on Friday. "Because of that, words like nervy, vulnerability, anxious all come to mind.

"But I have never personally found that. The fans have backed the team. They know we need to play better and we need to score some more goals but it has not been for the want of trying."

The Scot has already overseen three home defeats this season, however, and the Hammers will be fresh off of a 2-1 win at Tottenham in midweek.

Moyes and his players should thus be careful, because unwanted records can stick around for a long time.

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