The Stats Behind Manchester United's Run Of Form Shows How Far Off They Are

Manchester United's 4-0 loss at Everton on Sunday afternoon came as a shock because of the lack of any performance but the stats show that it was far from surprising that they lost.

When Sir Alex Ferguson retired from management at the end of the 2012/13 season it was pretty obvious that Manchester United were never going to be as successful as they had been under the legendary manager.

In the short term United's team wasn't looking in that great nick. They'd won the league title under Fergie for the 13 time but many considered that the Scot had worked wonders to win his last Premier League title.

The intervening years have shown how bad a position the club have got themselves and despite plenty of money being spent it hasn't been spent well and, even with several trophies and a second place finish, it has largely been nearly six years of embarrassment.

Maybe the biggest embarrassment came on Sunday as United were out played, outfought and out maneuvered by Everton in a 4-0 loss at Goodison Park, the away team barely looked like they'd turned up.

Solskjaer's side's recent form is pretty abysmal and the stats don't make for pretty reading at all:

Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton a 2-0 lead in the first half and Solskjaer's team didn't look at the races at all.

If they were hoping for better in the second half it never came as instead Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott added to the lead to leave them looking extremely red faced.

In reply United managed just one shot on target, a relatively tame effort by Anthony Martial, and rarely looked like getting one back.

Next up for the Red Devils is the Manchester derby on Wednesday, oh dear.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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