Sunday 22 October 2017

Manchester United have their worst home record since they were relegated 43 years ago

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United's win rate at home is now their worst since their 1973-74 relegation season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury-time penalty at least saw United avoid defeat against Everton, and kept them unbeaten in the Premier League since their loss at Chelsea on October 23.

Of those 20 games, though, 10 have been draws - and with five of their last six home games falling into that category, they have won just six league games at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.

With nine games remaining of the current Premier League season, United have drawn 12 matches - already the most since their treble-winning season in 1998-99, when they had 13 draws in the league.

Despite just one defeat in the 16 fixtures, that gives the Portuguese a worse home win percentage than his much-maligned predecessors Louis van Gaal and David Moyes - and indeed any United manager since they returned from their one-year hiatus in Division Two:

Jose Mourinho (2016-17): 37.5 per cent (six home wins in 16 games)

Louis van Gaal (2014-16): 68 per cent (26 of 38)

Ryan Giggs (2014, caretaker): 67 per cent (two of three)

David Moyes (2013-14): 44 per cent (seven of 16)

Alex Ferguson (1986-2013): 72 per cent (370 of 517)

Ron Atkinson (1981-86): 58 per cent (65 of 112)

Dave Sexton (1977-81): 52 per cent (44 of 84)

Tommy Docherty (1972-77): Top flight: 55 per cent (40 of 73); Division Two: 81 per cent (17 of 21)

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