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100 days in sixth: Man Utd have never had it this bad

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The Red Devils have set an unwanted club record in the Premier League, spending over four months in the same position in the table

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United have been one of the most consistent teams in the Premier League this season... at least when it comes to looking at the table.

Every day since December 4 until now, United have been in exactly the same place: sixth.

For the past 100 days, Mourinho's men have ended the day in sixth. No better, no worse. Wins, losses, draws, regardless of the result, United have finished each of the last 100 days sixth.

In fact, the run is a Premier League record Mourinho would rather not have set, as it is the lowest ever position they have ever spent 100 days or longer in.

Aside from a spell of 119 days in second during the 2011-12 season, every other run of consecutive days in the same position has been because the Red Devils could not be deposed at the top of the table.

United's longest period of consecutive days in the same spot was during the 1993-94 season when Alex Ferguson guided his players to the title, finishing eight points clear of second-placed Blackburn Rovers.

During that campaign, they spent 259 days-in-a-row in first, while they have also surpassed the 200-day tally in 2000-01 and 2006-07 during title-winning campaigns.

United currently sit just one point behind Arsenal and two ahead of Everton in the 2016-17 league table, and could find their run ended on Saturday if the Toffees defeat Hull City.

The Red Devils do not play until Sunday, and would be temporarily overtaken by Ronald Koeman's side should Everton win this weekend.

Source: goal.com

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