Today's Top Words:
united manchester club you premier p man season class datalabeldrop had top deal just first
Flashback to the last time Manchester United started a league season worse than this one

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to MUFC Live

The last time the Old Trafford club had fewer points at this stage was back in 1986-87, a season that would ultimately prove one of the most pivotal in United's entire history.

The opposite of the previous season's quick start materialised as United lost their season-opener 1-0 at Arsenal before losing their first two home games against West Ham and Charlton Athletic.



Charlton were a newly-promoted side and the 1-0 loss meant United's worst start to a season in 14 years.



Surely United's season had been jump-started? Nope.

Above all else, despite being United's most successful boss since Matt Busby, he'd failed to deliver the league title United craved.

What is often forgotten is that Fergie only won one of his first six matches in charge and that United dipped to second bottom again before a slow and steady climb to an eventual finish of 11th.And in the context of the immense pressure that was placed on Atkinson's shoulders, it would take Ferguson three-and-a-half seasons to deliver silverware of any kind and a further three to win the league.

The decisions made during United's autumn crisis of 1986 - the last time things were worse than they are presently - would be judged by history as a masterstroke.


For more news relating to Arsenal, visit our sister site Arsenal Live.
Click to visit Daily Mail | Click to return to MUFC Live
Share MUFC Live



Dont Buy The Sun



rss icon



Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - BeIN Sports Schedule - Internet Commentator Database - Shortwave Radio Schedules - < - Contact

©2018 MUFC Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]