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Manchester United biggest losses in history – Top 8 worst defeats listed 



Manchester United could be one of the biggest names in world football with a good record, but the club has some of the biggest losses.


The club, since its inception in 1920, has been competing in several domestic and international competitions, including the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and the Champions League.


A couple of worst defeats recorded lately might worry, which includes the 7-0 loss to Liverpool in 2023, but it might also interest you to know some of the club’s biggest losses in history.


Top 8 Manchester United biggest losses in history


8. Ipswich Town 6-0 Manchester City Mar 1, 1980

United lost to Ipswich Town FC by conceding six goals.


7. Leicester City 6-0 Manchester United (Jan 21, 1961)

United lost to Leicester City in the English First Division on the road.

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6. Man United 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur (2020, Premier League)

Many Tottenham Hotspur and Man United fans may not easily forget the outcome of the Premier League round six clashes at Old Trafford. This was the sixth game following the pandemic, and fans were not at the stadium to watch the game.


United conceded four goals in the first half despite scoring first from the resulting spot kick by Bruno Fernandes approximately two minutes after kickoff. The visitors added two more goals in the second half to finish the game strongly.


José Mourinho was in charge when the team suffered the shock loss to Lilly whites at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, and David De Gea had a bad day.


5. Manchester United 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday (1961, FA Cup)

As the saying goes, the FA Cup is the epicentre of underdogs dominating the favourite as the picture described the heavy loss at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United was eliminated from the fourth round of the 1961 FA Cup tournament by Sheffield United after they conceded seven goals.


4. Blackburn Rovers 7-0 Manchester United: Apr 1926


Man United was humiliated by Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day, which shocked the English football community.

United was on the road but watched as their host scored seven unreplied goals past them.


3. Aston Villa 7-0 Manchester United: Dec 1930


Aston Villa is humbled and united again, which comes years after the shock loss to Blackburn Rovers. The old Trafford team was also on the road this time.

United conceded seven goals at Villa Park that sent waves across the English football community for the second time in the club’s history.


2. Wolves 7-0 Manchester United: Dec 1931


Man United conceded many goals and did not stop at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa. This time, they conceded another seven goals without a reply against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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The result came as a shock to many United fans that were on the away end of the stadium.


1. Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United: March 2023


Despite Liverpool’s poor form in the 2022/23 season, The Reds found a way to score seven goals past a rejuvenated Man United. A result that continues to surprise many Premier League fans.


Liverpool’s new boy Cody Gakpo was on the score sheet along with Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Darwin Nunez.

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