The statistics that tell the story of Manchester United's sorry season
The pressure has increased on David Moyes after latest defeat
Monday 06 January 2014
Defeat to Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup was just the latest blow dealt to David Moyes' kingship at Old Trafford.
It has been a season that has seen few goals, numerous home defeats and a complete shambles during the summer transfer window as moves for new recruits failed.
With the club in real danger of missing out on the top four - let alone retaining their Premier League crown - and now out of an FA Cup the club much coveted after a decade without one - it's tough times for a side synonymous with success.
To shine a light on what a disastrous season it has been so far for the Red Devils, we take a look at some key numbers and statistics that help tell the story.
12 - Seasons since more than three home Premier League games have been lost during a campaign. United have so far lost four with games against Manchester City and Liverpool still to come.
4 - Teams that have won at Old Trafford for the first time in over 20 years. Everton 1992, West Brom 1979, Newcastle 1972, Swansea never.
21 - The number of years since United accrued so few points from the start of the Premier League season.
27.5 - Millions spent on Marouane Fellaini, Moyes' only major signing of the summer who has scored just once this season - when still playing for Everton.
1 - The number of times in Sir Alex Ferguson's near 27 year reign at Manchester United that they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round.
7 - Current position in the Premier League - lowest at this stage since 1989-90.
6 - Number of goals contributed by midfielders in the Premier League so far this season.
1.20 - Goals per game at Old Trafford this term. The figure stood at 2.80 during this stage last season.
4 - Current run of four defeats in six games in all competitions never happened under Sir Alex.
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