Another month, another batch of dubious records and achievements for David Moyes. In February, Sky Sports compiled a list of all the indignities Manchester United have suffered in their first season under Moyes, including rare home losses to West Brom, Newcastle, Swansea and Everton. Now, after losing 3-0 to Man City at Old Trafford, Sky was able to produce a sequel to the original graphic that's even more terrible for Moyes.
By losing their second Manchester derby of the season (combined score: City 7-1 Man United), seventh-place Man United have now lost 10 matches for the first time in the Premier League era. They've lost six home matches for the first time in 12 years and, perhaps infuriating fans most of all, they've lost home and away to both Liverpool and Man City in one season for the first time ever.
Given all this, it shouldn't be surprising that the patience of supporters is wearing thin. Following this latest humiliation, The Mirror reports that it even reached the point where frustrated fans "voiced their dismay" at former manager and the man who selected Moyes as his successor, Sir Alex Ferguson, who was sitting in the director's box. The club also had to dispatch a team of stewards to protect the David Moyes "Chosen One" banner from being ripped down.
Life won't be getting any easier for Moyes next month, either. As soon as the calendar changes, Man United will be in for the cruelest April Fool's of all when they host Bayern Munich, who could give them their worst beating yet in the Champions League quarterfinals.
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