Manchester United set unbeaten record with unwanted 36-year highest draw tally

Manchester United has gone 25 games unbeaten in one top-flight season for the first time, but Jose Mourinho has little reason to celebrate.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (R) with Marcus Rashford   -  Getty Images

Manchester United has set a new club record of 25 successive games without defeat in a single top-flight season.

Jose Mourinho's side reached the milestone as it drew 1-1 at home to Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Its last league defeat was the 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 23.

The milestone is unlikely to be celebrated too much at Old Trafford, however, given that the draw means United failed to grasp the chance to move into the top four.

It remains in fifth place, behind Manchester City, and can now be caught by Arsenal from sixth should the Gunners win its two games in hand.

Indeed, the latest stalemate was United's 10th at home in the league this season. The only time it has drawn more often on its own turf in a single domestic campaign was back in 1980-81, when it was held on 11 occasions.

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