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Thursday 22 February 2018

Manchester United defeats in all competitions this season

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has seen his side beaten several times this season, including seven in the Premier League
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has seen his side beaten several times this season, including seven in the Premier League

Manchester United's miserable season hit a new low with the 2-1 Europa League defeat at FC Midtjylland.

Louis van Gaal's men have also lost seven Premier League matches to sit fifth in the table.

United were beaten twice as they failed to get out of the group stages of the Champions League while also exiting the Capital One Cup after a penalty shoot-out at home against Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at those matches to forget for Red Devils' fans.

Swansea 2 Man Utd 1 (Premier League, Aug 30 2015)

United's first defeat of the season came in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium. Juan Mata had put the visitors ahead at the start of the second half, but two goals in five minutes from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis turned the game around.

PSV Eindhoven 2 Man Utd 1 (Champions League, Sept 15 2015)

After beating Liverpool at Old Trafford, United were brought down to earth with European defeat in Holland. England defender Luke Shaw suffered a double leg break after a rash challenge from Hector Moreno, but United responded to take the lead through Memphis Depay against his former club. However, Moreno - who was fortunate to still be on the pitch - headed in an equaliser during first-half stoppage-time. Luciano Narsingh's goal on 57 minutes proved enough to complete the home side's victory .

Arsenal 3 Man Utd 0 (Premier League, Oct 4 2015)

The Gunners blew away United with three goals inside the opening 19 minutes at the Emirates Stadium to lay down their Premier League title marker. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil fired the home side into a commanding lead with two goals in the space of just 74 seconds to leave United shellshocked. Sanchez then rattled in a third from 18 yards.

Man Utd 0 Middlesbrough 0 - Middlesbrough win 3-1 on penalties (Captial One Cup, Oct 28 2015)

United had laboured through a goalless draw at home to rivals Manchester City before turning their attentions to the League Cup. However, the nine changes made by Van Gaal failed to deliver an improved performance. An own goal from Daley Blind was ruled out for offside, but the 10,000 travelling Boro fans were eventually left celebrating a memorable victory after Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young missed their spot-kicks in the shoot-out.

Wolfsburg 3 Man Utd 2 (Champions League, Dec 8 2015)

United headed to Germany with their Champions League qualification hopes in the balance. Anthony Martial gave them an early lead, only for Naldo to quickly level and Vieirinha then put Wolfsburg ahead at half-time. A late own goal from Josua Guilavogui looked to have been enough to send United through, but a header from Naldo confirmed their place in the Europa League as rivals PSV also won.

Bournemouth 2 Man Utd 1 (Premier League, Dec 12 2015)

Bournemouth added United to the scalp of Chelsea with a 2-1 win at the Vitality Stadium. Junior Stanislas scored direct from a corner after just two minutes, before Marouane Fellaini equalised. However, Josh King put the hosts ahead again early in the second half, and United failed to mount response.

Man Utd 1 Norwich 2 (Premier League, Dec 19 2015)

Boos rang out around Old Trafford as relegation-battlers Norwich secured a first away win over United since 1989. Cameron Jerome gave the visitors the lead, with Alexander Tettey stabbing another with a toe-poke in the second half. Anthony Martial reduced the deficit, but the fightback never materialised as United dropped to fifth.

Stoke 2 Man Utd 0 ( Premier League, Dec 26 2015)

Van Gaal's men suffered a fourth straight defeat on Boxing Day, with little festive spirit on display at Stoke, where captain Wayne Rooney was dropped to the bench. First-half goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic proved enough to give Potters' boss Mark Hughes victory over his beleagured old club.

Man Utd 0 Southampton 1 (Premier League, Jan 23 2016)

United's six-match unbeaten run was brought to an abrupt end by a late goal from new Saints striker Charlie Austin. The Red Devils again failed to score in the first half at Old Trafford and were eventually made to pay with three minutes left when Austin headed in a free-kick having only just come on for his debut.

Sunderland 2 Man Utd 1 (Premier League, Feb 13 2016)

Relegation-battlers Sunderland gave their Premier League survival hopes a lift as they got the better of a lacklustre United at the Stadium of Light. An early free-kick from Wahbi Khazri floated into the net through the penalty area, before Martial levelled. However, it was the Black Cats who responded in the second half, with a late header from Lamine Kone deflecting in off goalkeeper David de Gea.

Midtjylland 2 Man Utd 1 (Europa League, Feb 18 2016)

United's season hit a new low as they lost the first leg of their Europa League tie in Denmark. Depay's close-range finish put the visitors in front, but Pione Sisto equalised just before half-time after an error by Michael Carrick. Midtjylland substitute Paul Onuachu won it for the Danish champions with 13 minutes to go.

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