Leicester City's come-from-behind victory over Manchester United is a landmark result in Premier League history.
Not just because it heaped more woe onto an ailing Old Trafford outfit, who have returned just one victory from five matches in the league so far this season, but due to the fact that it has broken a record the once-dominant English club had built up over 22 years and 853 matches in the modern football era.
"For the first time in their 853-game Premier League history, Manchester United have thrown away a two goal lead to lose," reported Opta, recently.
United twice gained a two-goal advantage at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria got United 2-0 up, before Leonardo Ulloa pegged one back for the Foxes.
Ander Herrera's 57th minute strike saw United go 3-1 ahead, before a David Nugent penalty, an Esteban Cambiasso goal, a Jamie Vardy effort and an Ulloa spot kick saw City strike a shock 5-3 triumph.
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United dominated possession with 57.5% of the ball in open play while also attempting far more passes throughout the 90 minute match-up. What may be most concerning for van Gaal is that Manchester United's defence and goalkeeping situation has been shown up by a promoted team - David de Gea did not make one save, but conceded five times.
Previous managerial incumbent David Moyes drew great criticism and social media mockery for the manner in which United seemed to free-fall under his tutelage.
During Moyes's tenure, United suffered their most league defeats in a Premier League season (ten), suffered their most amount of home league defeats for 12 years (six), only triumphed once from 13 games against the top nine and were beaten home and away by Manchester City and Liverpool for the first time in one season.
However, not even Moyes broke the record van Gaal let slip…