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The Red Devils have suffered a number of calamitous results since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 to bring the club's golden era to an end, and the 4-0 loss at Brentford was just the latest setback for United.
Sportsmail takes a look back at 10 shambolic results for United since Ferguson walked away from Old Trafford nine years ago.
Manchester United slumped to another heavy defeat against Brentford on Saturday
Man City 4-1 Man Utd - September 22, 2013
After the jubilation of seizing the title back from Manchester City in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season, David Moyes’s first derby saw United go four goals down in the first 50 minutes.
The match highlighted the painful reality that the balance of power would be swinging back towards the blue half of town for the best part of a decade.
Man City dominated United to show they were the dominant side in Manchester
Olympiacos 2-0 Man Utd - February 25, 2014
Former United chief Ed Woodward took a photo of the scoreboard in Greece from this Champions League last-16 first-leg clash as a reminder of United seeming to hit rock bottom.
This embarrassing defeat was the beginning of the end for Moyes and he was sacked two months later, even though United turned the tie around in the second leg.
MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd - August 26, 2014
Louis van Gaal’s decision to put out a weakened team backfired spectacularly. United were hammered by a League One club who had only existed for 10 years.
United were embarrassed by League One opposition when they lost to MK Dons in 2014
Midtjylland 2-1 Man Utd - February 18, 2016
Time was already running out for Van Gaal when United were embarrassed in front of less than 10,000 fans by a Midtjylland team playing for the first time in more than two months after a mid-winter break in Denmark.
United recovered to win this Europa League tie, but the Dutchman was sacked at the end of the season despite winning the FA Cup.
United went on to win this tie, but a first-leg defeat against Midtjylland was a dismal