Manchester United lost 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur on August 27 night at Old Trafford. This was the first win at the ground in four years for the London side. Harry Kane opened the scoring in the second half via a corner and then Lucas Moura finished the job with a memorable brace. The Red Devils have now lost two consecutive league matches. Jose Mourinho is now a cornered man and he needs support from his players and the board. However, for those who have followed the club for the last 26 years when the Premier League was launched, you know this is not the worst defeat. It is the reason why we want to take a look at five worst defeats for Man United in EPL history.
5. Leicester 5-3 Man United- 2014
Leicester vs Man United 2014
Leicester were 1-3 down n they fought back to win 5-3.
Dope comeback pic.twitter.com/Dd6fFxySMW
— #ItsANumbersGame (@CurateFIFA) October 3, 2016
On 21st September 2014, during the reign of Dutchman Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United lost 5-3 away against Leicester City. The shocking part is that the Red Devils were leading 2-0 and then 3-1 at some point in the game. Mark Clattenburg who was considered by many to be pro-united awarded the hosts a penalty and Cambiasso converted to start the comeback. Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa run riot at King Power Stadium and the final result was 5-3. It was the first time the Old Trafford giant was losing a match after leading by two goals.
4. Southampton 6-3 Man United- 1996
Southampton 6 – 3 Man United. Matthew Le Tissier, tear you apart since October 1996 :p pic.twitter.com/SypvvmYfmn
— Ruang Ganti (@ruang_ganti) May 23, 2014
The month of October in the year 1996 was a bad one for Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. This is because, few days after losing 5-0 at St. James Park against Newcastle United, Southampton piled more pressure with a 6-3 hammering at St. Marys. Jose has lost only two matches 3-2 and 3-0 but imagine if it was 5-0 and 6-3 respectively?. The shocking part is that the Red Devils still won the title that season.
3. Newcastle 5-0 Man United- 1996
On 20th October 1996, Sir Alex Ferguson suffered another humiliating defeat as a Manchester United manager. It was against a team full of pain and anger after losing the title to the Red Devils a year before. Newcastle United wanted to revenge and they scored five to feel good. Kevin Keegan no doubt enjoyed the goals scored by Shearer, Ferdinand, Ginola, Peacock and Philipe Albert.