Manchester United are on a rotten run of form at the moment and achieved an unwanted record tonight in their 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City.
Remarkably, Bill Edgar of the Times has claimed on Twitter that this is the first time in 28 years that Man Utd have lost a home league game by this scoreline.
First 0-2 in league at Old Trafford for 28 years:
Mar 2nd, 1991: Man Utd 0, Everton 2
Tonight: Man Utd 0, Man City 2
— Bill Edgar (@BillEdgarTimes) April 24, 2019
United have certainly lost a lot of home games, with even some of Sir Alex Ferguson’s best sides having some bad results at Old Trafford, such as that 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in 2002 that handed the Gunners the title on United’s ground.
And they’ve suffered heavier defeats like the 4-1 loss at home to Liverpool in 2009 and even the 6-1 home reverse by City in 2011.
Still, not since 1991 have MUFC lost 2-0 in a home league game, which is an impressively long run.
It’s an unwanted record for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, whose honeymoon period at United is well and truly over after a shocking recent run.
The Red Devils have won just twice in their last nine games in all competitions, with those other seven games all defeats, including that 4-0 humiliation at Everton at the weekend.
The club now faces a real fight to make it into the top four this season.