Manchester United's five most embarrassing defeats this season: Brighton, Liverpool, Watford...

Manchester United fell to another embarassing defeat on Saturday evening, and the 4-0 loss to Brighton ensured the Red Devils will finish the Premier League season with their lowest ever points tally.

Manchester United cannot wait for this season to end. What started as a promising campaign with a returning Cristiano Ronaldo and a lively Jadon Sancho has turned into a disaster.

The Red Devils were tipped as title challengers at the start of the campaign, but a dismal start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw the Norwegian manager sacked and replaced by Ralf Rangnick.

The German manager hardly improved the Old Trafford side during his time as interim, and United now sit in sixth after a dismal performance against Brighton.

It's certainly been a campaign to forget for the 13-time Premier League winners, with a handful of embarrassing scorelines along the way.

Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool - 24 Oct, 2021

Mohamed Salah match ball vs Man Utd Oct21

Matches between these two great rivals usually end in fireworks, but it doesn't usually end with United fans pouring out of Old Trafford at half-time.

That's exactly what happened back in October, as Jurgen Klopp's side ran riot in Manchester to claim an iconic 5-0 win.

It was a result which showed exactly how big the gap between the two sides is, and it's certainly no exaggeration to say that scoring five was a let-off for United.

Naby Keita took just five minutes to give the visitors the lead, and Diogo Jota doubled it just eight minutes later.

From there on, it was all eyes on Mohamed Salah, who was able to net a hat-trick to extend the lead to five.

The scoring stopped at the 50th minute mark, with Liverpool kindly taking their foot off the gas. Nevertheless, the damage was done.

Watford 4-1 Man Utd - 20 Nov, 2021

Unsurprisingly, this turned out to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's final game as Manchester United manager. After a promising start to the season, the Red Devils quickly saw their results tumble, and it was capped off with a humiliating defeat at Vicarage Road.

What makes the result worse is that the Hornets have now been relegated from the Premier League, but it didn't stop them playing United off the park back in November.

Josh King and Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring in the first half, before Donny van de Beek clawed one back for the visitors shortly after the break.

But Solskjaer's side weren't able to build on the goal, and Watford ended up adding to their lead after Harry Maguire's red card in the 69th minute. Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis added their names to the scoresheet.

Manchester City 4-1 Man Utd - 6 Mar, 2021

Harry Maguire, who knows Manchester United's unacceptable Premier League season will end without Champions League qualification unless they respond to the chastening loss at Manchester City with a relentless winning run.

A disastrous Manchester derby. Ralf Rangnick's side were lucky to keep the score down to just four, with Pep Guardiola's side producing a whopping 24 shots on goal.

The Red Devils held on for just five minutes before Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring, and while Jadon Sancho temporarily drew the sides level, City regained the lead six minutes later - once again through the Belgium international.

Riyad Mahrez stole the headlines in the second half with a brace of his own. The Algerian added a third for City in the 68th minute, and then a fourth in injury time.

Long gone are the days of City only being 'noisy neighbours'...

Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd - 19 Apr, 2022

Manchester United players stand dejected during their Premier League clash with Liverpool in April 2022

Another Liverpool defeat, taking the aggregate score across the season to 9-0. United were again embarrassed by their arch-rivals, but at least they kept it to four this time, right?

Yet again United suffered a horrific start, and Luis Diaz tapped in the opener from close range after five minutes.

Mohamed Salah took his season tally against United up to six goals, with his two goals coming either side of Sadio Mane's strike in the 68th minute.

With many thinking these two sides would be battling it out at the top this season, it was a classic case of 'men vs kids' at Anfield once again.

Brighton 4-0 Man Utd - May 7, 2022

Brighton vs Man Utd

The latest of United's collapses came on Saturday afternoon as Brighton scored four times against a dismal United side.

Neither team had much to play for in the Premier League going into the clash, with Brighton simply trying to secure a top-half finish while United looked bound for the Europa League.

What's more, United travelled to the south coast off the back of a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford, while Brighton looked to turn around some dismal form that saw them win just two of their last 12 Premier League fixtures.

Nevertheless, the Seagulls outclassed United from the first kick of the match. To make matters worse, Moises Caicedo - a player United were interested in last summer - opened the scoring after 15 minutes.

Rangnick was clearly unable to fire up his squad during the break, and Brighton continued to dominate, with Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard adding to their lead.

It marked the sixth time United had conceded four or more goals in the 2021/22 Premier League season, and ensured that they'll finish the campaign with their lowest ever points total.

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