Manchester United are on track for an unwanted record

David Moyes MUFC

Manchester United need 10 points by the end of the season to avoid the unwanted title of worst defending Premier League champs ever.

Manchester United's 3-0 loss to Manchester City earlier in the week wasn't just a demoralising defeat against their fierce rivals, it was also the scene of several unwanted records for manager David Moyes and his side.

Edin Dzeko's opener for Manchester City was the fastest away goal ever scored at Old Trafford. Even harder to stomach was that the loss was their 10th in the league of the season - Manchester United's most ever in the Premier League era (they hadn't hit double figures since 1990-91). The club's current 6 home losses this term is more than the last 3 seasons combined, and their highest in 12 years. The last time Manchester United lost 7 home games in a season was the 70's, and they were relegated at the end of that season.

And now another unwanted record is on the cards for David Moyes.

Manchester United need to win 10 points over their next 7 games to avoid the title of worst defending champions in Premier League history.

Not since the 1995-96 season, when Blackburn Rovers surrendered their title for a measly 61 points - 21 behind the previous year's runners up Manchester United - has the previous year's title winners performed so poorly in defence of their trophy.

That campaign for Rovers followed Kenny Dalgish's move from manager to director of football, not unlike Sir Alex Ferguson's move upstairs this season at Manchester United.

 

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