Biggest Manchester United Premier League Defeats

Newcastle 5-0 Man Utd (1996)

Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle thrash Premier League champions Manchester United at St James Park with goals from Darren Peacock, David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer and sublime chip from defender Phillipe Albert.

Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd (1999)

Gianluca Vialli’s Chelsea side inflicted a crushing 5-0 defeat on Manchester United, ending their 29-game unbeaten run. The match was a disaster for the Red Devils, with Gus Poyet taking advantage of a goalkeeping error to score just 27 seconds after kickoff. Things went from bad to worse when Nicky Butt was sent off following a confrontation with Dennis Wise. Chris Sutton, Poyet, Jody Morris, and an own goal from Henning Berg completed the rout, leaving United shell-shocked. However, despite the defeat, Sir Alex Ferguson’s team went on to claim the Premier League title that season.

Man Utd 1-6 Man City (2011)

Manchester United suffered a crushing 6-1 defeat to local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford, marking one of the most devastating losses in their history. The match was highly anticipated and viewed as an opportunity for City to prove themselves against the traditionally dominant United. Mario Balotelli opened the scoring in the first half, with City adding two more goals in the second half through Balotelli and Sergio Aguero. Although Darren Fletcher managed to pull one back for United, City responded with four more goals, including two from Edin Dzeko and one from David Silva. The result was a humiliating defeat for United and a clear statement of intent from their rivals.

Man Utd 1-6 Tottenham (2020)

In an impressive display, Tottenham Hotspur secured a remarkable 6-1 victory against 10-man Manchester United at Old Trafford. The home team initially took the lead through a Bruno Fernandes penalty, but Spurs bounced back with goals from Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-min, and Harry Kane. The match swung further in Spurs’ favor after Anthony Martial was sent off for an altercation with Erik Lamela. Son then scored his second goal just before halftime, and six minutes into the second half, Serge Aurier made it 5-1. Kane completed his brace from the penalty spot in the late stages of the game.

Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool (2021)

Liverpool recorded a historic 5-0 away victory over Manchester United, their biggest win ever at Old Trafford. Mohamed Salah was the standout performer, scoring a hat-trick and providing an assist in a sensational display. The Reds made a quick start, scoring two goals in the opening 13 minutes. Salah’s two first-half goals put the game out of reach for United, and he completed his hat-trick with a stunning finish in the second half. The match also saw the first hat-trick by an away player at Old Trafford in the Premier League in over 30 years.

Liverpool 7-0 Man Utd (2023)

Erik Ten Hag’s previously successful Manchester United team suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals Liverpool, who handed them their worst loss in nearly 100 years at Anfield. Despite having secured their first title in six years by winning the League Cup, United were dismantled by Liverpool, who had an average season up until that point. Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo each scored twice, while Roberto Firmino added the seventh goal after coming off the bench. The 7-0 scoreline, with six goals coming in the second half, equaled United’s most significant defeat and marked their most significant loss in the Premier League era.