In matches following United's last six domestic defeats, Sir Alex's men have...
Goals For: 10
Goals Against: 0
Verdict: United typically bounce back well from defeat. Indeed, the Reds haven't lost consecutive domestic matches since the end of the 2006/07 season (West Ham, Chelsea).
Lost: 0-1 v Derby County (A)
Response: 3-0 v Chelsea (H)
United’s limp performance in the Carling Cup at Pride Park was hardly the best preparation ahead of a crunch league clash against Chelsea. But four days later the Reds, inspired by Ryan Giggs, produced a stunning performance to sweep aside Phil Scolari’s men courtesy of goals from Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov.
Lost: 1-2 v Arsenal (A)
Response: 1-0 v QPR (H)
The Reds simply didn’t turn up at the Emirates and only an injury-time winner from Rafael added any sort of respectability to the scoreline. Only Anderson was back in