Stats show Man Utd record is worst since relegation 43 years ago

Date published: Wednesday 5th April 2017 7:50 - James Marshment

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United may be protecting a 20-match unbeaten run – but their home form is the worst Old Trafford has seen since their relegation from the old Division One.

Another draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday left Manchester United with their lowest home win rate since their 1973-74 relegation season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury-time penalty at least saw United avoid defeat against Everton, and kept them unbeaten in the Premier League since their loss at Chelsea on October 23.

Of those 20 games, though, 10 have been draws – and with five of their last six home games falling into that category, they have won just six league games at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.

Despite just one defeat in the 16 fixtures, that gives the Portuguese a worse home win percentage than his much-maligned predecessors Louis van Gaal and David Moyes – and indeed any United manager since they returned from their one-year hiatus in Division Two.

Here’s how the home records of Man Utd’s last eight managers compares…

Jose Mourinho (2016-17): 37.5 per cent (six home wins in 16 games)

Louis van Gaal (2014-16): 68 per cent (26 of 38)

Ryan Giggs (2014, caretaker): 67 per cent (two of three)

David Moyes (2013-14): 44 per cent (seven of 16)

Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-2013): 72 per cent (370 of 517)

Ron Atkinson (1981-86): 58 per cent (65 of 112)

Dave Sexton (1977-81): 52 per cent (44 of 84)

Tommy Docherty (1972-77): Top flight: 55 per cent (40 of 73); Division Two: 81 per cent (17 of 21)

With nine games remaining of the current Premier League season, United have drawn 12 matches – already the most since their treble-winning season in 1998-99, when they had 13 draws in the league.

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