Manchester United, one of the most successful football clubs in the world, and indeed one of the most iconic, has a rich history filled with incredible achievements, records, and statistics.
While many fans may be familiar with the club’s most well-known records, such as their 20 English league titles and 3 UEFA Champions League titles, there are several lesser-known stats and records that are equally fascinating. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the interesting and lesser-known statistics and records of Manchester United.
Most Goals Scored in a Single Season
While fans may be aware of Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer, Wayne Rooney, who has a staggering 253 goals, you might not know that the record for the most goals scored in a single season by a Manchester United player is held by Dennis Viollet.
In the 1959-1960 season, Viollet scored a remarkable 32 goals in 36 league appearances, a record that still stands to this day.
Highest Scoring Defender in Club History
When it comes to goals, defenders are not usually the first players that come to mind. However, Manchester United has had some notable defenders who have left their mark on the scoresheet.
Among them is Tony Dunne, who holds the record for the highest number of goals scored by a defender in the history of the club. Dunne scored 21 goals in 535 appearances for Manchester United between 1960 and 1973, an impressive feat for a defender.
Winning The Most Consecutive Premier League Titles Made Man United a Betting Favourite
Manchester United’s dominance in the Premier League era is well-documented, but you may not be aware of the record they hold for the most consecutive titles won in the Premier League era. From the 1992-1993 season to the 2000-2001 season, Manchester United won the Premier League title for a remarkable nine consecutive seasons, a record that has yet to be broken.
As a side consequence of this, Manchester United quickly became a favourite on most football betting websites. This is so much the case that placing a bet on Manchester United used to have laughably low returns, leading it to become somewhat of a joke in the community.
Unbeaten Away Run in the Premier League
Manchester United also holds the record for the longest unbeaten away run in the history of the Premier League. Between December 1998 and October 2000, the club went on a 27-game unbeaten streak away from home, winning 16 games and drawing 11, a remarkable feat of consistency and resilience on the road.
Most Premier League Titles in a Decade
Manchester United’s success in the Premier League has been unparalleled, and they even hold the record for the most Premier League titles won in a single decade.
During the 1990s, the club won seven Premier League titles, cementing their status as the dominant force in English football during that decade.
Most Premier League Hat-tricks
While fans may be aware of Manchester United’s legendary strikers such as Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Eric Cantona, you might not know that the club also holds the record for the most Premier League hat-tricks.
Manchester United players have scored a total of 33 hat-tricks in the Premier League, the highest by any club in the competition’s history.
Most Premier League Clean Sheets in a Season
Manchester United has also been known for their solid defensive performances, and they hold the record for the most clean sheets in a single Premier League season.
During the 2008-2009 season, the club kept a remarkable 14 clean sheets, a record that still stands to this day.
Most Goals Scored in a Premier League Season
While Manchester United’s attacking prowess is well-documented, you may not be aware that the club holds the record for the most goals that have been scored in a Premier League season. During the 1999-2000 season, Manchester United scored an incredible 97 goals, a statistic that is almost unbelievable when you take the time to think about it.
This is why United won the title in 1999/2000 with flying colours – it would have been an achievement not to come out on top while scoring a staggering 97 goals.
So, did anything on this list take you by surprise? Manchester United is an incredible team, with a rich and vast history full of unbelievable records, jaw-dropping moments, and interesting controversies.
To this day, Manchester United is still one of the top teams in the premier league, and while it might not perform quite as well as it did in the past, it still holds the title of being the most successful Premier League team of all time. For more Manchester United news and information, be sure to head to Old Trafford Faithful for the latest goings-on with everyone’s favourite team.