Record breakers! Manchester United have set yet another standard for English league football by achieving the longest run of away league games without defeat, a remarkable 28 matches in a row.
By avoiding a loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went one fixture clear of Arsenal’s also-impressive sequence of 27, registered under Arsene Wenger’s management between April 2003 and September 2004.
The fact that the Reds did it by winning 1-0, thanks to a Mason Greenwood goal in the 81st minute, and in Ole’s 100th Premier League game as United boss, made the feat even sweeter.
28 – Manchester United are now unbeaten in their last 28 Premier League away games (W18 D10), establishing a new record for the longest unbeaten away run in English Football League history. Unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/v7fWyjwpO0
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 29, 2021
FIGURES BEHIND THE FEAT
Here are some of the supporting numbers for that remarkable milestone of 28 away games without a defeat:
18: The Reds’ tally of victories on the road in the Premier League since February 2020.
10: The number of draws in that run, the latest being last Sunday’s 1-1 scoreline at Southampton.
13: How many clean sheets have been kept by David De Gea and Dean Henderson. Unlucky for opposition forwards.
51: United have scored that number of goals across the 28 unbeaten away games.
19: Only that many strikes have been conceded by the Reds during the record run.
19: The number of different clubs United have avoided losing to in the sequence.
9: The tally of teams Ole’s men have faced twice within the 28 matches, as follows: Chelsea, Everton, Spurs, Brighton, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Wolves and Southampton.
10: The sides the Reds have visited only once on this record-breaking streak, namely: Newcastle, West Ham, Sheffield United, Burnley, Liverpool, Fulham, Arsenal, West Brom, Manchester City and Leeds United.
560: How many days have been spanned by the 28 games, from the Reds’ 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 17 February 2020 to our record-sealing success against Wolves.