Manchester United make worst start in Premier League era after 13 games
Manchester United have made their worst start to a season in the Premier League era after Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Ham left them with 20 points from their opening 13 games.
The draw -- a fourth in succession at Old Trafford -- leaves Jose Mourinho's men sixth in the table, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea.
United have not taken so few points after 13 games since the 1989-90 campaign, when Alex Ferguson's side finished 13th in the old First Division, five points clear of the relegation zone, although they did win the FA Cup.
1980 - Man Utd have drawn four consecutive league games at Old Trafford for the first time since December 1980 (a run of five). Sketchy.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 27, 2016
They had also been on 20 points after 13 games in the 1990-91 season but only after being deducted a point as the result of a brawl during a defeat to Arsenal. Ferguson's side ultimately finished sixth and won the Cup Winners' Cup.
David Moyes, who lasted less than a season after succeeding Ferguson in 2013, took 22 points from his opening 13 league games, while Louis van Gaal also had 22 from 13 in 2014-15 before accumulating 27 at the same stage last season.
Ferguson took 30 from 13 in 2012-13 when United last lifted the Premier League title.
Sunday's result was also United's first run of four home league games without a win since 1989-90, when Ferguson's side drew three and lost three at Old Trafford between November and February.
Diafra Sakho's opener for West Ham on Sunday -- which came after one minute and 30 seconds -- was also the second fastest goal United have conceded at Old Trafford in the Premier League, trailing only Eden Dzeko's effort for Manchester City in March 2014.
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