Man United Set Unwanted Premier League Record After Defeat vs Bournemouth

Man United Set Unwanted Premier League Record After Defeat vs Bournemouth

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Man United have lost seven of the 16 Premier League matches they have played this season
  • The Red Devils' latest setback came against Bournemouth, who beat them 3-0 at Old Trafford
  • United are scheduled to play league leaders Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture

Manchester United have set an unwanted Premier League record following their disappointing defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Red Devils have been struggling for form and consistency across competitions this season, hitting a new low when they hosted the Cherries at Old Trafford over the weekend.

Bruno Fernandes had a word with teammate Luke Shaw during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Photo by Robin Jones.
Bruno Fernandes had a word with teammate Luke Shaw during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Photo by Robin Jones.
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Before their meeting with Bournemouth, United edged rivals Chelsea 2-1, setting a positive tone for the Saturday clash against Scott Parker's side.

However, they were unable to build on the momentum, as they were hammered 3-0 by the visitors.

According to ESPN, Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for Bournemouth inside five minutes of action before goals from Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi sealed the win for the visitors.

Man United set unwanted record

The Mirror reports that United's latest setback saw them set an unwanted Premier League record.

According to the publication, this is the first time the Red Devils have suffered as many losses at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1989/90.

Erik ten Hag's charges have already lost seven of the 16 Premier League games they have played so far this season.

The Saturday defeat was their 35th home league loss since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the 2012/13 season, when they last won the league.

To put this into perspective, United lost only 34 EPL games at Old Trafford during Ferguson's incredible 21-year reign as manager at the club.

Ten Hag reacts to Bournemouth defeat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Erik ten Hag finally breaking his silence following Manchester United's 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Ten Hag, who has come under fire a couple of times this season over United's inconsistencies and struggles, has now shared his insights in the wake of their latest setback.

Speaking in his post-match briefing, the Dutchman expressed his disappointment with his side's performance, claiming he was hoping for a positive result.

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