Manchester United’s poor start to the new Premier League season went from bad to worse on Monday night.
The Red Devils were picked off by a resilient Tottenham Hotspur side, who so often come off worse at Old Trafford, and succumbed to a 3-0 defeat.
It wasn’t just any loss though with statistics proving it was an historic night in the north west for all the wrong reasons with an embattled Jose Mourinho left begging for respect, and trying to keep fans on his side.
Left defenceless after a poor transfer window, the Portuguese now must attempt to pull his team together before things get even worse against Burnley next weekend.
But what made the result against Spurs such a defining defeat in Mourinho’s tenure? Check out eight astonishing facts and figures about the game below.
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Manchester United have lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992 – 26 years ago.
Last night was Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest win at Old Trafford since a 4-1 win in October 1972, Martin Peters scored all four with Bobby Charlton netting the reply.
Man United have already lost the same number of games (two) as Manchester City did in the whole of last season.
The loss was the first time Manchester United have lost by 3+ goals at Old Trafford since March 2014, when David Moyes was in charge and it’s only the seventh time it’s happened in the Premier League era.
David De Gea has now faced 16 shots on targets since the start of the World Cup and conceded 12 goals.