Manchester United's incredibly depressing 0-0 draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night - in which they failed to register a single shot on target (you can have that one for free) - paradoxically sparked fans out of their slumber, and into a fit of rage.
Most of this rage was aimed at Club Legend & King of All Things 1999 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, because, well, the stats show that this should probably now be addressed.
And here are six of the best stats that show why this is the case. Enjoy!
Away Day Toils
10 - Manchester United have failed to win any of their last 10 away matches across all competitions (D4 L6) – they last went on a longer winless run on the road between February and September 1989 (run of 11). Worrying. pic.twitter.com/doznd0WEp9— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2019
Alongside failing to muster a single shot on target for the first time in their 25-game history in the Europa League, Thursday night's stalemate also meant that United's winless streak away from home stretched to 10 games across competitions.
Yes, that's their worst run on the road since 1989. The spirit of 1999? You're a decade off, Ole.
Red Dead Relegation
Manchester United's form since the 3-1 away win against PSG would see them relegated in the Premier League in four of the last 24 seasons with nine 17th-place finishes.— UtdArena. (@utdarena) October 3, 2019
A dark time… pic.twitter.com/C9Ipd4MBbY
Right. That's not too good, is it?
Sure, there's some caveats and calculations involved, and I'm not exactly sure of how it all works, but whatever way you look at it, it's not good. It's definitely bad.
Manchester City have scored more goals in their last five matches than Manchester United have since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as permanent manager.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) October 3, 2019
Huh. Come again?
So, that's 19 goals in the last five games for Manchester City and *checks results* yep, 18 since Solskjaer was appointed back at the end of March.
Also, for context, two of City's last five games have been in the Champions League and United
Lot of unflattering Man Utd stats around, but I think my favourite is that Man City have scored 76 competitive goals since United's last away win— Spooky Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) October 4, 2019
Okay, we get the five games thing, but how about since the Red Devils' last away win?
And, again, just for context, across 38 Premier League games last season, United scored 65 goals.
Second Half Slouchers
A lack of creativity and a lack of goal threat are among Man Utd's biggest problems.— Toby Cudworth (@Toby_Cudworth) October 4, 2019
But here's another - they aren't very good in the second half.
First 45 minutes - 15 points, 3rd place
Second 45 minutes - 5 points, 17th place
Interestingly, Arsenal are the exact opposite.. pic.twitter.com/apgOu0Y6nx
This is, err, a worrying trend.
Taking into account second-half results - which can sometimes be meaningless, but when you score as few goals as United do, rarely are - United have earned just five points from their first seven Premier League
That puts them, once again, in relegation trouble in this second period-focussed world.
Bury Me Alive
I'm not saying it's going badly, but Bury have won away from home more recently than Manchester United and they aren't a club anymore.— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) October 3, 2019
BURY DO NOT EXIST. THEY ARE EXTINCT.
And yet they live on in the nightmares of fans attending the so-called 'Theatre of Dreams'.