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Top 5 Manchester United Betting Shocks
1. Manchester United 1 – 6 Manchester City (2011)
This game is the most recent of our collection. Some suggested that the fixture represented a shift in the power of Manchester towards a new era dominated by City. As it has transcended, this has not been the case, but certainly this is a one of the worst days to be a Manchester United supporter as City knocked six past them at home.
2. Newcastle 5 – 0 Manchester United (1996)
The author of this article is a Newcastle fan so it’s no surprise that this game makes an appearance. Unfortunately this game was at an era when Newcastle were more competitive, but Philippe Albert lobbing Peter Schmeichel for number 5 is a magical moment. Manchester United went on to win the Premier League that season, but this game remains fond in the memory of the Geordies.
3. Southampton 6 -3 Manchester United (1996)
This happened in the same season with the famous grey shirt incident. When trailing at half time, Alex Ferguson’s side changed shirts citing that the colour of their grey shirts made it difficult to spot their team mates. One of the most popular footballers of the 90s, Matt Le Tissier, scored a glorious chip in this game, which ultimately saw Southampton knock six past Manchester United.
4 . Chelsea 5 – 0 Manchester United (1999)
Chelsea put a humiliating end to Manchester United’s 29 game steak without losing a game. Now in managerial positions, Gus Poeyet scored two in this game. This game was when Manchester United had no firm goal keeper to succeed Schmeichel and Taibi made a horrible mistake; the beginning of his short time at the club.
5. Manchester United 0 – 1 West Ham (2007)
This game makes the list as the shock result meant that West Ham stayed in the premiership. The goal was scored by Carlos Tevez, of course prior to his move to Manchester United. This goal had added controversy over whether Tezez could legitimately play in the game. Whilst a shocking result, it didn’t stop Manchester United winning the league on the day.