The stuffing was taken out of a resurgent Manchester United in London final week as they noticed their spectacular unbeaten run snapped on the Emirates.
The Red Devils hadn’t tasted defeat in ten video games earlier than they have been overwhelmed 3-2 by the Premier League leaders – simply days after Michael Olise struck on the demise with a surprising free-kick to halt United’s seemingly unwavering momentum.
Their majestic post-World Cup kind, which culminated in victory within the Manchester derby, had some dreaming of a title cost, however such optimism has shortly light. Nevertheless, a form Premier League schedule awaits Erik ten Hag’s facet in February.
Here are United’s subsequent six Premier League fixtures in comparison with their closest rivals.
United will play the 2 legs of their Carabao Cup semi-final in opposition to Nottingham Forest and play host to Reading within the FA Cup fourth spherical earlier than they’re subsequent in Premier League motion.
They start February at residence to Crystal Palace, simply a few weeks after their 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park, earlier than they oddly play Leeds in back-to-back video games.
The return of the Europa League additional condenses their schedule as they tackle Barcelona in a bid to achieve the spherical of 16. United host Leicester in between these two clashes in opposition to La Blaugrana.
Brentford then make the journey to Old Trafford on the Sunday after the second leg earlier than United open March with a visit to Anfield. While Liverpool have struggled mightily this season, the Reds can be anticipated to welcome again a number of first group stars in time for that encounter.