Manchester United is arguably the most successful club in the history of the English Premier League with 20 league titles under their belt. The Red Devils as famously nicknamed has been a dominant team in the history of the English league and has been on top of their game since 1878.
Manchester United exerted their dominance in the English Premier League during the early 1990s when they dethroned Liverpool to become the number one club in England. The Red Devils reached their peak under their Scottish coach, Alex Ferguson who led the club to 13 domestic league titles from 1991 to 2013. Under Alex Ferguson, Manchester United won 7 Premier League titles in the space of 10 years and no other clubs were in their level from 1990 to 2000.
The early 2000s saw the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea challenging the Red Devils and even shared the league titles with the Red Devils. Despite the emergence of Chelsea and Arsenal, Manchester United still won 5 Premier League titles from 2000 to 2010 and added their last ever title in 2013.
Historically, Manchester United was been the best team in Premier League history but the Red Devils have lost their honours in recent years as the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have eclipsed them in the new era.
Coincidentally, after the retirement of Alex Ferguson who them 13 Premier League titles, 2 Champions League titles and other titles, Manchester United have only managed to win three titles in the last 8 years.
In fact, the Red Devils have not won a major trophy in nearly five years with their last trophy coming in the UEFA Europa League in 2017. Based on an online calculator keeping track of Man United trophy drought, it's approximately 4 years, 120 days since Man United last won a major trophy.
Is Manchester United declining? Has the mighty fallen?
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has shown flashes and signs of ending their trophy drought but it has always ended in disappointment. Manchester United started this season strong after signing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane but recent results show they may be heading to another trophyless season after they crashed out of the Carabao Cup.
The Red Devils suffered another blow when they got dumped out of the Carabao Cup after losing 1-0 to West Ham United at Old Trafford thereby missing another chance of winning a trophy this season.
How other teams have fared since Man United's trophy drought:
Since Manchester United last won a trophy in 2017, the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and even Leicester City has won more than two trophies during that time interval.
Chelsea has won 1 Premier League title, 1 Europa League title, 1 FA Cup, 1 Champions League and 1 Super Cup making it a total of 5 major trophies.
Manchester City on the other hand has won 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup and 5 Carling Cup making it a total of 9 major trophies.
Liverpool won 1 Premier League title, 1 Champions League and 1 Super Cup making it a total of 3 major trophies while Leicester City surprisingly has won 3 trophies during that time interval.
Days since PL clubs last lifted a trophy:
Chelsea - 44 days:
It's been 44 days since Chelsea last won a trophy with their last trophy coming against Villarreal in the Super Cup.
Leicester - 48 days:
Leicester City last major trophy came in the Community Shield final where they narrowly defeated Manchester City 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium.
Manchester City - 124 days:
Manchester City failed to win the Community Shield and the Champions League finals but last won a trophy 124 days ago when they officially seal the Premier League title.
Arsenal - 419 days:
Arsenal last trophy came in the community shield final where they defeated Liverpool at the Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool - 425 days:
Liverpool's last major trophy was in the Uefa Super Cup finals where they defeated Frank Lampard's Chelsea on penalty shootouts.
Manchester United - 1583 days:
Manchester United last trophy was in the Uefa Europa League final where they defeated Ajax 2-1 to clinch the trophy and since then has been trophyless.
In conclusion, Manchester United has lost their bragging rights after over four years of trophy drought as the likes of Manchester City and Leicester City are rising to become the face of the league.
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