Manchester United's unbeaten run least productive long streak in Premier League history

Juan Mata (front left) says Manchester United let two points slip away against Bournemouth
Image: Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are unbeaten in 20 Premier League games

Manchester United have gone 20 games without defeat - but their 10 draws during that streak means it is the least productive long unbeaten run in Premier League history. 

There have been 15 other occasions when a Premier League team has gone unbeaten for 20 games or more, and in each instance they have recorded a better win rate than United's 50 per cent return.

The previous worst win percentage during a long unbeaten streak was when Chelsea took 11 wins and 10 draws from their games between August 1998 and January 1999, earning a 52.4 per cent win percentage.

In contrast, United's 21-game undefeated spell between December 2002 and August 2003 yielded 18 wins and just three draws - a win percentage of 85.7 per cent.

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United boss Jose Mourinho did oversee Chelsea's prolific October 2004 to October 2005 spell, when they won 33 of 40 games and recorded a win percentage of 82.5 per cent.

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Arsenal hold the title for the longest run without suffering a loss in the Premier League, putting together a 49-game streak between May 2003 and October 2004 in which they won 36 (73.5 per cent) of their fixtures.

Premier League unbeaten runs (20 games or more)

Team Run dates Games unbeaten Won Drew Points Points per game Win %
Man Utd Dec 02-Aug 03 21 18 3 57 2.71 85.7%
Arsenal Dec 01-Oct 02 30 25 5 80 2.67 83.3%
Chelsea Oct 04-Oct 05 40 33 7 106 2.65 82.5%
Man Utd Feb 00-Sep 00 21 16 5 53 2.52 76.2%
Man Utd Nov 04-Apr 05 20 15 5 50 2.5 75%
Arsenal May 03-Oct 04 49 36 13 121 2.47 73.5%
Chelsea Dec 07-Oct 08 29 21 8 71 2.45 72.4%
Man City Apr 12-Dec 12 21 15 6 51 2.43 71.4%
Man Utd Dec 98-Sep 99 29 20 9 69 2.38 69%
Man Utd Sep 93-Feb 94 22 15 7 52 2.36 68.2%
Man Utd Apr 10-Feb 11 29 19 10 67 2.31 65.5%
Arsenal Apr 07-Dec 07 22 14 8 50 2.27 63.6%
Nottm Forest Feb 95-Nov 95 25 15 10 55 2.2 60%
Chelsea Aug 98-Jan 99 21 11 10 43 2.05 52.4%
Man Utd Oct 16-present 20 10 10 40 2 50%

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