Manchester United have equaled the Premier League record in the Saints draw

Manchester United equaled the record for the longest unbeaten run away in English top history on Sunday, which matched Arsenal’s total of 27 games without defeat with a 1-1 draw against Southampton.

The Red Devils will be disappointed to have lost two points on the south coast, after delivering an extremely sluggish display from start to finish. They fell behind in the first half, but a Mason Greenwood attack saved a point for the visitors.

Greenwood scored for Man Utd / James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images

And although Sunday’s poor display will cause frustration through the fan base, it also means that Man Utd have equaled a top record, which rivals Arsenal set in 2004. According to Opta, the Red Devils now have the common record for the most consecutive. games unbeaten away, having now gone 27 games without defeat on their travels.

The Gunners set this record between April 2003 and September 2004, coinciding with their famous and unsurpassed 2003/04 Invincibles page. Ironically, it was Man Utd who ended Arsenal’s undefeated away race in October 2004 and beat their arch-enemies 2-0 at Old Trafford.

The iconic Premier League match also ended the undefeated race of the Gunners ’49 matches, as goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney meant that Man Utd came out on top in Battle of the Buffet, or ‘Pizzagate’.

Solskjær’s team has not lost away from home since suffering a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in January 2020, and they managed with the impressive feat of remaining undefeated on every away pitch during the 2020/21 campaign.

Man Utd can now become record holders next weekend when they travel to the Midlands to face the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Should the Red Devils avoid defeat in that match, they have since extended their race to an unrivaled 28 matches.

Taking the record from Arsenal will be sweet for Man Utd fans, but it will mean less if they do not manage to pick up three points again.

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