Favourite United defeats post-SAF - as in self-flagellation

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  1. Apr 16, 2018
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    marlowe78 Full Member

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    One thing that United haven't been short on after SAF's retirement are embarrassing defeats. There are the Moyes defeats at home to Newcastle and Everton (and at Goodison, his last game). The 4-1 lambasting at the Etihad and the 0-3 dressing-down against Liverpool. Getting knocked out of the FA Cup 3rd round against Swansea. The penalty-taking fiasco against Sunderland in the League Cup semis.

    Under LVG, where do you start? West Brom, Swansea multiple times, Stoke, Sunderland, Norwich, the 3-0 losses to Arsenal and Spurs. It would need another thread.

    Under Jose, Newcastle, WBA, the Sevilla debacle, getting blown away by the Watford in the first season, 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

    There are some defeats that you could look back on as supreme displays of our ineptness over the past 5 seasons, that you can just laugh at because you see the outcome from a mile away and it plays out like so many times before. Going 0-0 into the 80th minute before we choke defensively and let in the winner. All kinds of bizarre substitutions made and we're a complete shambles on the pitch. A non-descript journeyman popping up and winning the game off a header.

    I'd have to pick the Southampton 0-1 loss on a goal by Charlie Austin as my favorite, second season under LVG. It was a complete copy of our previous home fixture against them and was like predicting the future, not that it was so hard. I just sat laughing to myself when the goal went in.

    Post yours.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Tough thread. I have erased most of my memory from Moyes/ LvG era
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    Velvet Revolver Full Member

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    Wow! the state of this forum after defeats is ridiculous!
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Erm, what?
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    villain caf sexpert

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    What the actual feck is this.

    Imagine having a "favourite" defeat :lol:
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    I don't know why you are all shocked at the OP.
    Terrible threads after a defeat is a caf tradition
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    I didn't mind this one...
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    Oh and my favourite funeral was probably my nans
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    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

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    Favorite United defeats?!?!?! WTH?
    What is next?
    Favorite misspass?
    Favorite leg break?
    Favorite cross that ended in defenders shins?
    Favorite mistake made by defender?
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    Ravelation Krump at me Bro

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    It's not actually a terrible thread, what's terrible is your choice of wording;
    ''Favourite defeats'', It's as if you thought about doing a ''Worst defeats" thread, realised it's already been done, then decided to change the...
    Oh, nevermind, I see what this is.
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    Raw Full Member

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    I thought this would be a thread about defeats where we looked good but ultimately fell short in what was an exciting game of football.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Oooo that's a toughie, there's so many great ones to choose from.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    The shootout vs Sunderland might be the only time I've laughed out loud as we pissed away a cup run. Those penalties were hilarious.
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    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

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    Starting of threads such as this should be a bannable offense.
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    My favourite United defeat is easy. The one against Feyenoord in the EL last year :)
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    What is this? You mean worst defeats surely?
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    Losing to Sunderland in the worst penalty shootout in history should be shown in the Old Trafford museum until the end of time as a symbol of the Moyes era.
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    Even though it wasn't a defeat (felt like one), the game vs Fulham made me laugh looking back. At the time I was fuming, but Moyes' celebration of our second goal followed by Bent equalising was quite funny. Fulham for feck sake.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    In before some weirdo pointing out that he celebrated at 2-1 and not 2-2
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    youngrell Full Member

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    :lol: you'd kill for that type of moment if you were a rival fan. What an idiot.
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    In the years since SAF retired I’ve sat through home defeats vs

    West Brom x 3
    Norwich x 1
    Liverpool x 1

    Not to mention bore draws versus City, Hull, Palace and many more that I’ve blocked from memory. These are just games I’ve been at. Yesterday took the biscuit.
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    United have finally broken their fans it seems.
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    Without a doubt 2:0 defeat against Everton. Moyes sacked. Possibly the only defeat that felt good retrospectively.
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    Yesterday was a shocker. We’ll rise again.
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    Next year is our year.
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    anant Full Member

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    How are people forgetting the loss vs West Ham, the game that cost us a CL place!
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    Favourite defeats? Huh? What?
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    Tough one. So many are my favourites. Just some off of the top of my head:

    Losing 4-0 at Man City in September 2013 with Moyesiah in charge.
    Losing 3-2 at Wolfsburg when against all the odds Nick Powell didn't save us.
    Back to back 3-0 home losses against Liverpool and City where we so unlucky. If only goals against us didn't count.
    Losing 4-0 at Chelsea. Again unlucky. We kept things tight for 30 seconds.
    Beaten in 20 minutes at Arsenal as they scored 3 goals. Carrick and Schweinsteiger, energy personified, starting in the middle of midfield together.
    Losing at home to fantastic big boys Newcastle 1-0. With Moyes saying we'll try and make it difficult for them. Thankfully our minnow team kept the score down.

    How do you choose which is your favourite? I think I speak for us all when I say the aforementioned are some of our greatest days ever as United fans.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    I fecking love defeats, me. Impossible to pick a favorite! Like asking a mother to pick a favorite child.
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    anant Full Member

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    Before I forget the 2-0 loss to Liverpool in EL, a game where we were utterly dominated
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    What are you on about? United have never lost a game of football.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    I hate Moyes to bits but this was actually after we went 2-1 up and the scoreline has been edited. He was under a lot of pressure at the time so it was natural to celebrate a potential winner like that. Of course we then conceded another and only drew but that's another discussion altogether.
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    What a stupid thread. don't you have work to do ? it's mid afternoon !
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    Losing the coin toss is unbearable and a disgrace. Jose needs to go.
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    Knockout ties where you're advancing regardless. Can't recall any specifically though.
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    I treated some of the Moyes defeats fairly casually as I assumed it was just a tragicomic blip and all would be fine once we sacked the clown. Yesterday was fairly painful as I still have (had?) some expectations of our manager and it instantly removed the feel good factor from the derby.
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    jem Full Member

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    In a way, I kind of get the inward-facing schadenfreude that the OP implies. Sometimes you can't help but indulge in the misery.
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    West Ham at the 'Farewell Upton Park shield' was a cheeky little number.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Did we get beat in the game where we had 937 crosses into their box? Or did that just feel like a defeat?
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    When Liverpool knocked us out of the Europa league.
    My memory has it blocked out so well that if you told me that didn't actually happen I would believe you.

    I know it's only a secondary competition but to be knocked out of Europe by Liverpool is still a big thing to have to endure. I have no idea what the score in either leg was or who played good/bad. My brain must be in self preservation mode
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    I'll never forget "We will never win the league with Romelu Lukaku". Classic thread :lol:
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