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The club have rarely been out of the headlines in recent weeks, whether that is for the right reasons – such as a thrilling passage through to the Europa League final – or for the wrong reasons – such as their leading involvement in the European Super League and the fan protests against the Glazers.
Those protests reached a new level of severity last weekend when supporters broke into Old Trafford, clashed with police and prevented the Man United team from leaving their hotel, ultimately leading to their match against Liverpool – the biggest fixture in the English football calendar – being postponed.
The contempt for the Glazers, and the desire for them to sell up, has arguably reached breaking point, although so far the most tangible outcome of their protests has been a fixture pile-up for the team.
Sunday’s match will be their second of a four-game week, with a difficult double-header at home to Leicester City and Liverpool to come on Tuesday and Thursday respectively – the latter being rearranged to a time which neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Jurgen Klopp is keen on.
In the Premier League, Man United have lost just four times all season – the same amount as champions-elect Manchester City – with just one of those defeats coming in their last 27 outings, including the longest ongoing unbeaten run of 13 games since their loss to Sheffield United in January.
Victory over Villarreal in the Europa League final later this month would therefore cap a season which has exceeded most expectations, and it is their away form which has provided the bedrock of that success.
Man United have picked up seven more points on the road than they have at Old Trafford this season and have now stretched their unbeaten record away from home to 24 Premier League games – just three short of Arsenal’s all-time top-flight record.