Man Utd's heaviest defeats in the Premier League
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Man Utd’s heaviest defeats in the Premier League

Manchester United return to the scene of their biggest Premier League loss when they face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah became Liverpool’s record Premier League scorer with a brace in the 7-0 thrashing in March – the largest victory in the fixture’s 211-match history.

Here we take a look at another five of Man Utd’s heaviest defeats in the Premier League.

Man Utd 0 Liverpool 5 (October 2021)

Just over 10 years after United’s famous 6-1 home defeat to Manchester City, Liverpool scored five without reply at Old Trafford.

Naby Keita and Diogo Jota put the visitors 2-0 up in the opening 13 minutes and after Salah’s double United were booed off at half-time.

Salah sealed his hat-trick in the second period and United’s misery was complete when substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a reckless challenge on Keita.

Man Utd 1 Tottenham 6 (October 2020)

Bruno Fernandes’ second-minute penalty gave United the lead before Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham struck twice in the next five minutes through Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min.

After United forward Anthony Martial was sent off for clashing with Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Son put Spurs 4-1 up before the interval and, after further second-half goals from Serge Aurier and Kane, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declared it was his “worst day ever”.

Man Utd 1 Man City 6 (October 2011)

City led their rivals 1-0 at half-time thanks to Mario Balotelli’s opener but United fell apart after defender Jonny Evans was sent off for his foul on the Italian striker early in the second period.

Balotelli and Sergio Aguero made it 3-0 and, after Darren Fletcher struck for United, the visitors scored three times in the closing stages, with Edin Dzeko notching a brace and David Silva completing the rout.

Chelsea 5 Man Utd 0 (October 1999)

United had gone 29 games unbeaten in the Premier League when they kicked off at Stamford Bridge but fell behind inside the opening 30 seconds to Gus Poyet’s goal.

Chris Sutton doubled Chelsea’s lead before Nicky Butt was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Dennis Wise after a heavy tackle.

Poyet grabbed his second after the interval and after Henning Berg’s own goal, Jody Morris made it 5-0.

Newcastle 5 Man Utd 0 (October 1996)

Newcastle gained revenge on United two months after losing 4-0 to them in the Charity Shield.

Darren Peacock and David Ginola put the Magpies in control at half-time before Les Ferdinand appeared to have wrapped the points up by adding a third midway through the second period.

It got better for the home fans in a full house at St James’ Park when Alan Shearer and Philippe Albert added to the scoreline.

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