Manchester United Faces Setback with 13th Loss of the Season Against West Ham

Goals from West Ham added to mounting pressure on Man Utd, resulting in 2-0 defeat

In a disappointing turn of events, Manchester United suffered their 13th loss this season against West Ham, with goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus sealing a 2-0 defeat. Erik ten Hag’s team is grappling with an eighth Premier League loss, positioning them at eighth place. Get the latest insights on Man Utd’s struggles, late-game setbacks, and the challenges they face in the current football season.

Manchester United´s Dutch manager Erik ten Hag walks off across the pitch after the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London Stadium, in London on December 23, 2023
Manchester United´s Dutch manager Erik ten Hag walks off across the pitch after the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London Stadium, in London on December 23, 2023

In a disappointing turn of events, Manchester United suffered their 13th loss this season against West Ham, with goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus sealing a 2-0 defeat. Erik ten Hag’s team is grappling with an eighth Premier League loss, positioning them at eighth place. Get the latest insights on Man Utd’s struggles, late-game setbacks, and the challenges they face in the current football season.


In a challenging encounter at the London Stadium on Saturday, Manchester United experienced a setback by bagging an unfortunate record – their 13th loss in all competitions this season. The disappointing match against West Ham saw goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus, contributing to a 2-0 defeat for the Red Devils. This defeat also marks their eighth loss in the Premier League this season.

Erik ten Hag’s team faced overwhelming pressure from West Ham’s late goals, placing them at the eighth position and adding to their recent struggles. With just one victory in seven games across all competitions, Manchester United finds themselves in a precarious position. Notably, they have lost three of their last four matches and, for the first time since 1992, failed to score in any of them.

Stay updated on Manchester United’s journey in the Premier League and the challenges they encounter as they navigate through a demanding season.


In a disheartening turn of events, today’s loss marks a historic low for Manchester United, registering the most defeats before Christmas since the 1930-31 season when they finished at the bottom of the table.

For Coach Erik ten Hag, this defeat adds to a series of setbacks, intensifying concerns about his precarious position. The impending purchase of a 25% stake in the club by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe brings further uncertainty, with Ratcliffe expected to assume control of United’s football operations.

As Ratcliffe prepares to step into Old Trafford, he’ll be greeted by a club navigating through one of its darkest periods in history. Ten Hag’s second season has been marked by disappointments, with the team eliminated from Europe after finishing last in their Champions League group and experiencing an early exit from the League Cup.

Despite the challenges, Ten Hag remains optimistic, expressing a belief that United can “rewrite the narrative” once key players recover from injuries. However, the recent dismal performance, particularly against a team previously defeated 5-1 by Liverpool’s reserve squad, underscores the depths to which United has descended under the troubled Dutch manager. The road to redemption seems challenging, raising questions about the future trajectory of the iconic football club.