Manchester United are back in the doldrums following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are never more than one defeat away from a crisis in any given season, but they’ve now lost three out of their first five games in a Premier League campaign for the first time ever.
On top of that, they have lost their last four consecutive meetings with the Seagulls. It’s only the third time that has happened to Manchester United in the Premier League era.
The south coast outfit are now members of an elite club – but who are the other teams to score four wins in a row over United?
The three Premier League clubs to beat Manchester United four times consecutively:
The early noughties gave rise to one of the best Manchester United sides of the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Following their Treble success, they dominated the Premier League and completed a three-in-a-row of titles.
And yet, they could not get the measure of longtime rivals Liverpool during this period. United had absolutely dominated them for the previous three years, now it was the Reds’ turn.
The two sides drew at Old Trafford in March 2000, before Liverpool secured their first league victory at the ground in ten years that December thanks to a Danny Murphy goal.
The following March first-half goals from Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler downed United at Anfield. Their woes on Merseyside continued in November when Liverpool dominated them during a 3-1 win.
Murphy was once again the antagonist at Old Trafford in January 2002, netting a late winner for the visitors.
To put the cherry on top of this miserable run for United, they also lost out on a trophy to Liverpool, who won at the Millennium Stadium in August 2001 to claim the Charity Shield. It’s the onlyRead on m.allfootballapp.com