Another week, more disappointment for Manchester United fans.
Their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea yesterday was the cherry on top of what has been a poor season so far for the Red Devils, who need major improvements immediately if they are to contend for the Premier League crown.
We shouldn’t have been surprised, though, as it’s been a long time since Manchester United left Stamford Bridge with a victory and the latest stat to emerge following the Red Devils’ drubbing in West London yesterday proves the Blues are their bogey team…
Chelsea are the only ever-present team in Premier League history to record a positive goal difference (+7) against Man United. pic.twitter.com/0zudElsz2Q
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 23, 2016
Out of all the sides to have played in the Premier League during the last 20-odd years, Chelsea are the only team to record a positive goal difference against the Red Devils – with yesterday’s comfortable victory extending their advantage to +7.
It’s likely to be a number of years until United can erase that record from the history books, especially if they continue the form they showed yesterday, and with Antonio Conte leading a revival of the Blues this season, you wouldn’t bet against them winning at Old Trafford later in the campaign.
For United, the statistic caps off what has been a woeful day for the Red Devils and Jose Mourinho, who sustained the second-worst defeat in his managerial career.