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Manchester United are on their worst start to a league season for 48 years

Manchester United‘s nightmare start to the season continued with their humiliation in Istanbul on Wednesday night in the Champions League, and last weekend in the Premier League saw them match an unwanted record from 48 years ago.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half penalty ensured Arsenal took the points at Old Trafford and secured their first win at Old Trafford since 2006.

But the misery was heaped further on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men with the defeat meaning they have failed to win any of their opening four top-flight games at Old Trafford for the first time since 1972-73, following defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham and a goalless draw with Chelsea.

In that season back in the old First Division, the club would go on to finish in 18th and came just a year before they would be relegated, and here Sportsmail looks into the few thrills and many spills of that campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have suffered their worst start to a season since 1972-73, and here Sportsmail looks back at that season 48 years ago

It was something that could not have been said about the summer just gone, given the club’s failure to land Jadon Sancho from Borussia…