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MarkHugheswasManchesterUnitedstopscorerinthe1992/93PremierLeagueseason

ManchesterUnited?

confirmedadreadfulstarttothe?

2018/19PremierLeague?

seasonwitha3-0defeatatOldTraffordagainstTottenham。

HavingalreadylostattheAMEXStadiumagainstBrightonHoveAlbionandscrapedanopeningdaywinagainstLeicesterCity,thisistheworststarttoaleagueseasonfortheRedDevilsinrecentmemory。

However,beforepundits,fans,andjournalistsstartwritingoffUnitedasateamincrisesandspoutingknee-jerkreactionsregardingtheirchancesoffinishinginthetopfourthisseasonitisworthrememberingacoupleofthings。

Firstly,andmostimportantly,thePremierLeagueseasonisamarathonandnotasprint。

ThetitlehasneverbeendecidedattheendofAugustandthereremain35gamesinwhichanythingcanhappen。

Sure,Unitedsperformancestodatedonotinspireconfidenceineventhemostoptimisticfan,butfortunescanchangeveryquicklyinfootball。

Thesecondthingtokeepinmindishistory。

Ithasbeenmorethan25yearssincetheRedDevilsenduredsuchanawfulAugust,however,thelasttimetheylosttwooftheiropeningthreegamesinthePremierLeaguethingsturnedoutratherwell。

InAugust1992,themaidenPremierLeagueseasonkickedoff。

AlexFergusonsManchesterUnitedhadsomethingbubblingunderthesurfacebuthadyettotrulyfulfilltheirpotentialdomestically。

Theseasonbefore,LeedsUnitedhadpippedthemtothelasteverFootballLeagueDivisionOnetitle。

ThenewseasonwasfullofoptimismaroundOldTrafford。

FansbelievedthiswastheyeartheywouldfinallywintheEnglishtopflightafter26yearsofwatchingtheirrivalsdominatedomesticallyandinEurope。

However,thingsdidnotgotoplaninthebeginning。

Unitedbegantheseasonwithapoor2-1defeatawaytoSheffieldUnited。

TheBladeswereanobscuremidtableteamatthetimeandthenatureofthedefeatcoulddrawparallelswithUnitedsrecent3-2lossagainstBrighton。

WorsewastocomeasthesecondgameoftheseasonatOldTraffordendedinasecondstraightdefeat。

ThistimeitwasEvertoninflictingthedamageinadominating3-0win。

Onceagain,parallelsareeasytodrawwithUniteds3-0defeatagainstSpursatOldTrafford。

ThethirdgameoftheseasonsawaninsipidperformancebyFergusonsmenastheydrew1-1withIpswichTownagainatOldTrafford。

Ipswichwasanotherlower-tomid-tableteamwhotheRedDevilswouldhaveexpectedtobeatcomfortablyatthetime。

EricCantonaliftstheveryfirstPremierLeaguetrophy

Afterthreegamesin1992/93,ManchesterUnitedhadjustasinglepoint。

However,attheendofMay,theRedDevilshadwontheleaguetitlebyanenormous10-pointmarginoverAstonVilla。

ThatseasonkickstartedFergusonsdynastyatOldTraffordandwitnessedthearrivalofacertainEricCantonawhoremainsreveredontheStretfordEndtoday。

WhiletimeshavechangedandthePremierLeagueisadifferentbeastwhencomparedtoits1992/93incarnation,itworthtakingastepbackandrememberingthatonlythreegameshavebeenplayedinthisPremierLeagueseasonsofar。