Manchester United’s best performances through the years have come when the team goes into all out attack mode. Occasionally this can have truly spectacular results.

We saw one of them as recently as January 2021, when United blitzed Southampton to win 9-0.

Here is a look at Manchester United’s biggest victories of all-time…

Manchester United 10-0 Anderlecht

United’s biggest ever victory came in 1956 with Sir Matt Busby’s side showing signs of greatness which was tragically not allowed to be completely fulfilled.

Dennis Viollet scored four goals in the big win and Tommy Taylor netted three.

Newton Heath 10-1 Wolves

This huge win came back in 1892 in the old English first division. United were then known as Newton Heath, with the game played in front of a crowd of 4,000 fans.

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Manchester United 9-0 Southampton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side entered the record books with a crushing victory over Southampton at the start of 2021.

Aided by an early Saints red card, United were relentless, with seven different players scoring, plus an own goal, with substitute Anthony Martial on target twice.

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town

United’s win over Southampton echoed another one-sided pummelling at Old Trafford from 1995.

Andy Cole scored five goals in the win, which saw Roy Keane open the scoring and Mark Hughes netting twice, along with a goal from Paul Ince.

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Newton Heath 9-0 Walsall

Another big win this time from 1895. United, or Newton Heath rather, were playing in division two by this point.

Bob Donaldson, who struck three goals in the 10-1 win over Wolves, scored two goals in this 9-0 win over Walsall.


Newton Heath 9-0 Darwen

An 1898 clash against former professional side Darwen, based in Lancashire, Newton Heath were on top goalscoring form once again.

Joe Cassidy bagged two against Walsall and he grabbed a hat-trick here.

Manchester United 8-0 Yeovil Town

Manchester United’s biggest FA Cup victory of all time came back in 1949.

Prolific forward Jack Rowley was the star man, helping himself to five goals in the victory.

Manchester United 8-1 QPR

George Best helped inspire United’s biggest post-war league victory at the time in 1969.

Best scored two goals while Willie Morgan netted a hat-trick, with Nobby Stiles also on the scoresheet.

Manchester United 8-1 Nottingham Forest

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the headlines when he came off the bench to score four goals in the last 10 minutes in this 1999 clash.

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole had already helped United to a big advantage, scoring two each.

Notable mentions: Manchester United 7-0 v Barnsley (1997), Manchester United 7-0 v West Brom (1970), Manchester United 8-2 v Northampton (1970), Manchester United 8-2 v Arsenal (2011)

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