10 nightmares for Manchester United fans that happened in one evening. It won’t get any worse


Mon­day, May 6 will be remem­bered for a long time by all fans of “MU”, although it is bet­ter not to men­tion such days at all. In the 36th round of the Pre­mier League, Erik ten Gag’s team lost 0:4 away to Crys­tal Palace and set a num­ber of unpleas­ant achieve­ments for them­selves.

Let’s start with the fact that the defeat was already the 13th in the cham­pi­onship — this is a club anti-record in the time of the Pre­mier League. In the 2013/14 and 2021/22 sea­sons, the team lost 12 times. The worst result in the his­to­ry of “MU” is 16 defeats in the 1989/90 sea­son (times when there was no Pre­mier League yet).

In total, in all com­pe­ti­tions of the sea­son, the Man­cu­ni­ans have already lost 18 match­es — the worst result since 1978.

The Red Dev­ils have con­ced­ed 81 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son the worst indi­ca­tor for the last 48 years! In the 1976/77 sea­son, 81 were also allowed, but in our case it is not yet evening — there are 4 match­es ahead.

Man­ches­ter Unit­ed has nev­er dropped below 7th place in the entire his­to­ry of the Pre­mier League. The worst sea­son in all these years is just the sev­enth place under David Moyes in the 2013/14 cham­pi­onship. Then the team scored 64 points — now the Man­cu­ni­ans will not be able to score that much.

If we take into account the entire his­to­ry of Eng­lish foot­ball, then the worse place than now was in the 1989/90 sea­son — Man­ches­ter Unit­ed then became 13th. True, he still got to the Euro­pean Cups because of the vic­to­ry in the Cup. Now the club risks not get­ting to Europe.

In the entire his­to­ry of the Pre­mier League, “Unit­ed” lost only 8 away match­es with a dif­fer­ence of 4 goals or more. Three cas­es of eight — the reign of Erik ten Gag:

0:7 vs “Liv­er­pool”, 2022/23

0:4 vs “Brent­ford”, 2022/23

0:4 vs Crys­tal Peles, 2023/24

For the first time, “Peles” lost both match­es of the cham­pi­onship. In the first round there was a defeat at home 0:1.

For the first time in his­to­ry, “MU” lost 5 trips to Lon­don in a sea­son.

Casemiro was beat­en 8 times in the match with Peles — this anti record Pre­mier League this sea­son. Espe­cial­ly every­one pays atten­tion to the episode in the first half, when Michael Olisse made a fool of the star Brazil­ian.

A few hours before the match, it became known that the cap­tain of Man­ches­ter Unit­ed, Bruno Fer­nan­des, will not be able to play due to an injury. Until Black Mon­day, Bruno had not missed a sin­gle game due to injury in 12 years — 832 such match­es had already start­ed. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the streak was inter­rupt­ed.

Despite the humil­i­a­tion, after the final whis­tle, the Unit­ed play­ers went to their own fans’ sec­tion to apol­o­gize. The only one who did not do this is the head coach Erik ten Gag.

The Dutch­man imme­di­ate­ly went to a press con­fer­ence, where he com­plained about the loss­es in the ros­ter, and also not­ed the club’s fans: “I am very grate­ful to the fans for sup­port­ing us. They also see that we have prob­lems. We have to stick togeth­er. And you have to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for the defeat.”

After that, the fans imme­di­ate­ly began to demand the res­ig­na­tion of the head coach. The fact that the Gag tag will leave in the sum­mer is no secret to any­one, anoth­er ques­tion is whether it will last until the end of the sea­son.

“MU” still has 4 games ahead. Three league games against Arse­nal, New­cas­tle and Brighton, plus an FA Cup final against neigh­bors City.

Pho­to: Setan­ta