I was asked by one of our neighbours to stop mentioning Manchester United on this blog. As things are this season, there is little good to say about the team that are current league champions.
It has been a record breaking year for United but not in a way that they would like.
Stoke recorded their first win against Manchester United since 1984 last Saturday. In January, Swansea beat them for the first time ever at Old Trafford in the Cup, knocking them out in the third round for just the second time in 29 years.
Several more United records have been broken this season: West Brom beat them at home for the first time since 1978, Newcastle beat them at home for the first time since 1972 and Moyes’s old Everton side beat them at Old Trafford for the first time since 1992.
Yesterday, United could only manage a draw with Fulham who are bottom of the league. For much of the season their two star players, Van Persie and Rooney, have been injured but yesterday they were on the pitch for the whole game. United are rapidly running out of excuses for their poor form.