Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal – 28 August 2011
The Premier League Champions ran riot at Old Trafford as a makeshift Arsenal side depleted by injuries and suspensions suffered their worst defeat since 1896.
Wayne Rooney bagged the sixth hat-trick of his United career, while Ashley Young netted a superb brace. Danny Welbeck, Park Ji-Sung and Nani also found the net as Arsenal were brushed aside with ease.
It was a result that, in hindsight, wasn’t entirely unexpected given the Gunners’ weakness from the off – at one point they had FIVE academy players on the field at once – but it was still one of the most embarrassing routs in the Premier League era, especially when you consider Arsenal’s previous top-flight dominance.