Manchester United conceded four goals in the first half of a league game for the first time in 63 years in their crushing defeat to Tottenham yesterday.
The Red Devils were thumped 6-1 at home by Spurs, with Jose Mourinho enjoying a triumphant return to Old Trafford as his side ran away with the game in the first half.
Despite United taking the lead early on, they were quickly 2-1 down just minutes later, and went in 4-1 down at half time.
As a result, this was the first time since 1957 that Man Utd conceded four goals in the first half of a home league game, with the last time also coming against Tottenham…
4 – Tottenham are the first visiting side to score four first half goals in a league game away at Manchester United since Spurs themselves also did so in November 1957 in a 4-3 win. Repeat. #MUNTOT pic.twitter.com/lToOvp7U1E
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 4, 2020
This was certainly a memorable day for all the wrong reasons for United, with the club embarrassed by the manager they let go in the 2018/19 season.
Their defence was all at sea at points, with Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic particularly poor on the fourth goal by Son Heung-min, as we analysed here.