Manchester United have the chance to write themselves into the history books of the Premier League this weekend as they prepare to make the long trip to Southampton.
Last season was indifferent to many, with the lack of supporters hampering several teams’ ability to gain momentum in games. As a result, home and away fixtures were merely a formality rather than a way of gaining an advantage on your opponents.
Manchester United went unbeaten on the road for the entirety of last season but their record stretches as far back as to early 2020, with their latest defeat away from home coming at Anfield in January of that year.
As Ole Gunnar Solskjer and his squad prepare to face Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, his team stands at 26 games on the trot without defeat and could equal the Premier League record set by Arsenal in 2004.
Arsene Wenger’s ‘invincibles’ side went 27 games unbeaten away from home between 2003 and 2004 (via Premier League), which Manchester United can now match.
Southampton stand in their way but should the Red Devils avoid defeat in their next two games, a new Premier League record will be set at 28 games.