Welcome 2014-15 season! We’ve been waiting so long for you to come.
The World Cup held our breathe for four awesome weeks, yet that global showpiece could not satiate our appetite for the marathon-like league football that we have become so addicted to.
Let’s start with this appetizer: some the EPL records available for Manchester United to break this season. It’s incredible and you’ll find it to be fun and exciting.
Can’t wait? Well, here you go…..
If Manchester United get relegated this season, it will be the first time they would have been out of the top tier since 1975. Well, nothing in football is impossible.
Manchester United has never won the UEFA Europa League. That still will not change this season as their 7th placing last term means they have not even qualified for the tournament.
Youngest first-team player ever for United is David Gaskell at 16 years, 19 days. The record has been standing for 48years. Manchester United manager, Van Gaal is known to give youth the chance to express their talents. This season might just see one of United’s Academy graduate beat that record.
Chris Smalling spent just 11 seconds on the pitch against
Norwich City on the 26 February 2012 and it still remains the shortest
appearance by any United player. I don’t expect Van Gaal to embarrass any other
player like that again.
Denis Law’s 46 goals record in a season in all competitions will be tested by the duo of Rooney and Van Persie. Same goes for Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 31 goals which is the most League goals in a 38-game season. Fancy Robin to target that.
George Best scored 6goals against Northampton Town in 1970 and it still the most goals scored in a match by any United player.
Ruud van Nistelrooy scored in 10 consecutive matches to record goals in consecutive league matches. A much attacking playing philosophy can help Wayne Rooney surpass that.
Ryan Giggs goal against Southampton in 1995 after just 15second is the fastest goal United have scored in the League.
Bobby Charlton is Manchester United's highest all-time goalscorer with 249 goals. Rooney is third with 216. A prolific season that yields 34 goals will see the Englishman claim that title.
4 players have won the Ballon d'Or while playing for Manchester United. They are: Denis Law (1964), Bobby Charlton (1966), George Best (1968) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2008). It will take a big miracle for any United player to follow suit this year.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has won the European Golden Shoe while playing for Manchester United. He claimed the shoe with 31 goals in 2008. Any Man United with such lofty target should aim to score more to win the award this season.
The signing of Wayne Rooney for £27 million in 2004 set a world record for the transfer of a teenager. Manchester United have already match that with the £27 million capture of Southampton starlet, Luke Shaw.
Manchester United's record signing is Juan Mata, who signed for the club from Chelsea for £37.1 million in January 2014. With the club’s pursuit of Arturo Vidal, that may still come under test.
The club's record sale came in July 2009, when they sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80 million. No United player is worth half that much for now, so you expect that to stay unchanged for a while.
Manchester United’s longest-serving manager is Sir Alex Ferguson. He completed 26 years, 194 days and a whopping 1,500 matches in charge. His chosen successor could only manage to sit on the hotseat for 10 months. Van Gaal has a class act to follow.
Man United’s record Premier League was a 9–0 whitewash of Ipswich Town on the 4th of March 1995. Fortunately, Ipswich Town are no longer in the English Premier League.
Manchester United’s record Premier League defeat was a 1–6 reverse at home to city rivals, Manchester City on 23 October 2011. Any similar or worst result could spell the beginning of the end for Luis Van Gaal.
United’s longest unbeaten run in the league stands at 29 matches.
The Red Devils’ longest winning streak in the league is 14 matches.
Their longest drawing streak is 6 matches.
Man United’s longest scoring run in the league is at 36 matches, while their longest non-scoring run stands at 5 matches.
Their longest streak without conceding a goal sits at 14 matches.
With a huge slice of luck, any one of these will get broken by the team.
The one record, though, that United fans can help re-write is that of the highest home attendance at Old Trafford which, at 76,098, was recorded against Blackburn Rovers on 31 March 2007.
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