Man United have not lost a Premier League game since 23 October 2016. That is some going.
The Red Devils, however, remain outside of the top four in the Premier League and may well find it impossible to bridge the gap between now and the end of game 38, especially with Europa League football in the background, so it really does beg the question: how can they have performed so effectively yet be likely to miss out on Champions League qualification?
Granted, Man United’s form prior to the 4-0 loss at Chelsea was not earth-shattering and the pace at which all in the top six have gone this season in terms of getting points on the board has been frightening, but the major reason may well be a failure to turn draws into wins.
50% – Of the longest unbeaten runs in PL history (20+ games), Manchester United’s current run has the lowest win % (W10 D10). Uninspiring.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 5, 2017
As the above stat shows, Man United’s 50% win record during this undefeated period is the worst of any Premier League club to have ever gone 20 games without loss, which really does sum up the problem.
Although Jose Mourinho will point towards his team having not tasted defeat for so long when the critics come calling, such a record, especially with the investment at Old Trafford, is worrying.