Manchester United U18s Lose 11th Straight Game, Worst-Ever Run of Form

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2016

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: The statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is pictured outside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Manchester United are enduring a horrible shift away from tradition this season, with their stagnant Premier League performance seemingly replicated in their youth squads.

Paul McGuinness' U18 Red Devils lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Wednesday to register their 11th straight league loss, reports Joe Mewis of the Mirror.

Formed in 1932, the team has never been on a run this bad before, and they now sit bottom of the table without a league win since September. They were also dumped out of the FA Youth Cup a few weeks ago at the hands of Chelsea.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham attend the World premiere of 'The Class of 92' at Odeon West End on December 1, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Image
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United have a rich history of nurturing young talent, with Sir Alex Ferguson's multiple title-winning teams revolving around the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

They've also gone 3,778 straight games with a youth player in the first team's matchday squad, a crazy run dating back to 1937.

It's fair to say the youngsters' current run of form will have alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford.