David Moyes' 'painful' record-breaking spree at Manchester United
Manchester United boss David Moyes has been breaking his club's records all season. Sadly for him, they are the unwanted variety
David Moyes has been breaking Manchester United records all season. Unfortunately, they happen to be the unwanted ones.
And that has led to widespread reports released at the same time on websites of numerous British newspapers that Moyes is set to be fired by United and could be forced out before the end of the season.
Moyes was hand-picked by Alex Ferguson, who ended his 27-year reign as United manager at the end of last season.
But the Red Devils have struggled this season, with the Scot having picked up one ignominious first after another even as his first season at Old Trafford continues on a downward curve.
Manchester United's troubled boss David Moyes. File Pic/AFP
David Moyes has overseen a record-breaking season at Manchester United – but for all the wrong reasons.
And with the season far from over, Moyes, who turns 51 on Wednesday, will certainly continue to break records.
Sunday's defeat at Everton means that the defending champions cannot finish in the top four this season, the first time they have failed to qualify for the Champions League since 1995.
The result also gifted the Toffees their first league double over United since 1969-70.
List of 'unwanted' records broken by David Moyes as Manchester United boss
First time both Everton & Liverpool have ever done a league double over United in the same season.
First time Everton have beaten United home and away since 1969-70.
First ever home defeat to Swansea this term.
First home defeat to Newcastle since 1972.
First home defeat to West Brom since 1978.
First league defeat to Stoke since 1984.
First time United conceded a first-minute goal in the Premier League - Dzeko for City.
First time Man City & Liverpool have beaten United home & away since Premier League's inception.
First time Everton, Man City & Liverpool have beaten United home & away since Premier League's inception.
Moyes is already guaranteed to oversee his club's lowest points tally since the formation of the Premier League.
Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995.
This is Manchester United’s worst home league form for over a decade.
Suffered three defeats in a row for the first time since 2001 this season.
Eliminated in the FA Cup third round - something that's happened just once under Sir Alex Ferguson.