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Old Trafford dignity is gone. It's so different from Alex Ferguson's time.
Old Trafford's nickname is the Theatre of Dreams. Old Trafford, the home stadium of Manchester United, the top club with the most Premier League (PL) wins (20 times), can accommodate around 75,000 spectators and has played many historic games. Old Trafford, which boasts tremendous prowess, was a stadium of horror for away teams and fans.
Ferguson's image is big. Ferguson, no matter how bad the team situation was, he did not lose at least at Old Trafford. Maintaining strength at Old Trafford has been the driving force behind Manchester United's success for decades. Old Trafford, dubbed "the tomb of the expedition team," has recently lost its reputation completely.
You can tell by looking at the record. According to England's The Athletic, under Ferguson, Manchester United played 405 league games at Old Trafford, allowing only 34 losses. It is a tremendous record to lose only 34 times at home in 27 years of coaching United. That was why Old Trafford was called the tomb of the away team.
After Ferguson, the prowess disappeared. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Erik ten Haach took charge of Manchester United in turn, playing 196 league games and allowing 34 losses. In terms of the number of years, Ferguson has lost 34 home games in 27 years and five others have lost 34 games in 10 years. stand in stark contrast.
This season, Manchester United played six games at home and lost three games. He only scored seven points and gave up 10 runs. Now, it is somewhat unreasonable to introduce it as the tomb of away teams and the theater of dreams. In the recent Manchester derby against Manchester City, the team also lost 0-3. Andre Onana could have lost more points if he didn't have a crazy good showing. This means that the game was as bad as the result.
No matter how bad the Manchester United situation was, home fans coming to Old Trafford had expectations. Not anymore. Away teams come from Old Trafford with confidence to win points and Manchester United home fans are often shaking their heads. The disappearance of Old Trafford prowess shows the status of Manchester United, which is falling vertically.
Thursday, November 2, 2023