The statistics that tell the story of Manchester United's sorry season

The pressure has increased on David Moyes after latest defeat

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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.