Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City
October 23, 2011 at Old Trafford.
One of the worst days in Man Utd’s history was compounded by the fact that it had come against their neighbours City, one their fiercest rivals.
Man Utd never got off the starting block and paid dearly for it.
Edin Dzeko scored a hat-trick, Balotelli a brace and Sergio Aguero a lone goal.
Darren Fletcher’s consolation goal is what is most applicable to the teams who normally dare to challenge the might that is Man Utd.
They now knew what it was like to be on the receiving end of an absolute thrashing.
It was a day the Red Devils would rather forget—as they were well and truly humbled.
Man Utd’s loss now places them five points behind City in the Premier League, with a 12 point goal difference which could come back to haunt them when the season draws to a close.
Manchester United 6-1 Sheffield Wednesday
November 1, 1997 at Old Trafford
At this point Man Utd were already the four-time Premier League champions, and Sheffield Wednesday found to their cost what real champions were made of.
“The Owls” did manage a goal in the 69th minute through Guy Whittingham, but that’s the best they could offer.
The triple threat of Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær, each bagging a brace, completed the rout.