6 of the worst: Manchester United’s Premier League pastings

Manchester United had an Easter Sunday to forget as they crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton – a performance former defender Gary Neville described as “rancid”.

Here, Press Association Sport charts six other heavy losses United have suffered in the Premier League.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6, October 23, 2011

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli, second left, celebrates his second goal in the 6-1 win at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)
Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli, second left, celebrates his second goal in the 6-1 win at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)

The first time United had leaked six goals at Old Trafford since 1930, this was their heaviest home defeat for 56 years. Mario Balotelli (2), Edin Dzeko (2), Sergio Aguero and David Silva were on target as City kick-started their title drive – with Darren Fletcher’s 81st-minute reply all the hosts could muster.

Newcastle 5 Manchester United 0, October 20, 1996

Darren Peacock got the ball rolling for Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Darren Peacock got the ball rolling for Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Philippe Albert’s stunning lob over Peter Schmeichel capped a thumping win as Kevin Keegan’s men gained some revenge having lost the title to United the previous season.  Darren Peacock, David Ginola, Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer had already scored by then.

Chelsea 5 Manchester United 0, October 3, 1999

Nicky Butt saw red in United’s defeat at Chelsea (PA)
Nicky Butt saw red in United’s defeat at Chelsea (PA)

Chelsea ended United’s 29-game unbeaten run in style. Gus Poyet was on the scoresheet after just 27 seconds, Chris Sutton made it 2-0 and Jody Morris rounded off the scoring – after a Henning Berg own goal and Nicky Butt red card on a dismal afternoon for United.

Southampton 6 Manchester United 3, October 26, 1996

Sir Alex Ferguson had a bad day at The Dell in 1996 (PA)
Sir Alex Ferguson had a bad day at The Dell in 1996 (PA)

Egil Ostenstad fired a hat-trick, Roy Keane was sent off and Matt Le Tissier chipped Schmeichel. Arguably more humiliating than United’s 3-1 defeat at The Dell that Sir Alex Ferguson blamed on the side’s grey kit.

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4, March 14, 2009

Fernando Torres enjoyed his trip to Old Trafford in 2009 (PA)
Fernando Torres enjoyed his trip to Old Trafford in 2009 (PA)

Fernando Torres ran riot, with Steven Gerrard, Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena also on target. Despite this home humbling, with Nemanja Vidic dismissed 14 minutes from time, United still progressed to take the title.

Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0, October 23, 2016

Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge return did not go to plan in 2016 (PA)
Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge return did not go to plan in 2016 (PA)

Jose Mourinho endured a torrid return to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea hammered United. Pedro and Gary Cahill were on target in the first half, before Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante broke through after the break.

- Press Association

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