The Manchester United XI That Last Started a League Season This Badly

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It’s official. After their 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Monday night, this is the worst start Manchester United have ever made to a Premier League season, and it’s as bad as things have been since the 1989/90 campaign.
Since that torrid campaign, United have risen to the pinnacle of football and crashed all the way back down. It’s almost scary to think about just how far they have fallen.
United actually opened the 1989/90 campaign with a 4-1 win over Arsenal, before things quickly turned sour, so let’s take a look at that squad.
Goalkeeper & Defenders

Jim Leighton (GK) – Sir Alex Ferguson brought Leighton from Aberdeen in 1988, but he didn’t last long as first choice. By the end of the 1989/90 season, Leighton had lost his place in the team, and he slipped down to fourth choice by the time 1991 came about.

Mike Duxbury (RB) – Duxbury had spent many years as United’s first choice, but was

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