Damning stats show ‘lazy’ Man Utd’s shambolic running with dismal 101 record beaten leaving them bottom of Prem
MANCHESTER UNITED are looking run-down – judging by amazing stats after their 4-0 shaming at Brentford.
And boss Erik ten Hag should tell his flops to jog on – unless they improve on their staggering lack of energy in Saturday’s debacle.
No United boss has lost his first two matches in charge since John Chapman in November 1921.
And after shipping four first-half away goals for the only time in the Premier League, the Red Devils are bottom for the first occasion since August 21 1992.
But the most astonishing stat could be the mis-match between Brentford and United in distance covered.
The Bees amassed 109.4km of movement, way ahead of the 95.6km run up by the Red Devils.
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Considering the average Prem player runs 10.14km a game, you can see why the totals from the Community Stadium might now be regularly trotted out at United training.
And it’s not just distance covered where Ten Hag’s men were dramatically second best for movement.
Sky Sports’ figures showed Brentford players produced 90 sprints in total – one a minute – whereas United mustered just 65.
The Bees also pressed 21 times in the final third of the pitch – exactly three times more than the Red Devils.
Not bad for a £55million team in their second Prem season against a £425m side backed by a glorious history.
No wonder it’s the first time United have launched a campaign with back-to-back losses since the Prem opened in 1992-93.
In fact, the Red Devils have now lost top-flight matches in a row – unheard of since February 1979
Before Saturday, only Tottenham in October 2020 and Liverpool 12 months later had bagged four top-flight goals before the break against United.
And the Bees did it inside 35 minutes from theri first four shots on target
And so dire is the Red Devils’ situation, two facts from weekend have taken stats-lovers back 90 years.
United have suffered seven successive away league defeats – unmatched since they lost 10 on the bounce from September to December 1936.
And it’s only fitting that the final figure is as much a tribute to Brentford as it is an indictment of the Red Devils.
The Bees’ victory margin was their biggest in the top flight since beating Grimsby Town 6-1 in April 1938.
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