Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Red Devils Set 2 Unwanted Records During Humbling Defeat

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Red Devils Set 2 Unwanted Records During Humbling Defeat

Fred Kennedy
May 7, 2024 at 7:09 AM
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  • Manchester United suffered a 4-0 defeat during their trip to Crystal Palace
  • The Monday night loss saw Erik ten Hag's men set two dismal club records
  • United will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they meet Arsenal

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Manchester United have set two unwanted club records following their embarrassing 4-0 defeat against Crystal Palace on Monday, May 6.

The Red Devils have been struggling for positive results throughout the campaign this season under Erik ten Hag.

United have managed just 16 wins in 35 Premier League outings so far, with their poor run of form denying them a Champions League place next season.

Manchester United have set two unwanted records following their humbling defeat at Crystal Palace. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
Erik ten Hag's Manchester United have set two unwanted records following their humbling defeat at Crystal Palace on May 6, 2024. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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The Old Trafford dwellers are also facing the prospect of missing out on a European football qualification altogether after their Monday night humbling by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The match saw Michael Olise net a stunning brace, with Jean-Philippe Mateta and Tyrick Mitchell also getting their names on the scoresheet for the Eagles.

Man United set unwanted records

Per Fabrizio Romano, United's embarrassing performance against Palace saw them break two unwanted club records.

According to the Italian journalist, this is the first time since 1977 that the Red Devils have conceded 81 goals, with the tally now the highest in the club's history in more than 40 years.

Additionally, this is now the first time in history the Manchester club have lost 13 games in a single Premier League season. With three more games to go, ten Hag's men will likely add to that number.

United's remaining fixtures include a home match against glory-chasing Arsenal, a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on the final game of the season, and another match at home against Newcastle United.

Inside Man United's injury crisis

Sports Brief also previously reported on Manchester United contending with an injury crisis ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils left for the away game without their regular centre-backs following Harry Maguire's injury set-back during training.

Maguire is expected to be out for at least three weeks and is a now major doubt for United's FA Cup final clash against Manchester City.

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