On that occasion 30 year ago, United managed to accrue eight extents before going on to finish 13 th. Such an culminate to this season for a society of United’s wealth and stature — worth nearly$ 4 billion, according to Forbes
— would grade as one of modern football’s greatest failures.
Should United’s malaise be combined with Liverpool’s firstly league entitle succes in 30 times — Jurgen Klopp’s team has an eight-point lead over Manchester City — it will represent the sort of nightmare that would have followers of Football Manager
forever touching the restart button until there is no feeling left in their finger.