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Manchester United: The nightmare is real

(CNN)Record revenues off the field, record deficits on it. Welcome to Manchester United's new world circa 2019.On Sunday, against a Newcastle United side that is no stranger to troubles of its own, Manchester United succumbed to a 1-0 defeat as it continued its worst start to a league season since 1989.On that occasion 30 years ago, United managed to accrue eight points before going on to finish 13th. Such an end to this season for a club of United's wealth and stature -- worth nearly $4 billion, according to Forbes -- would rank as one of modern football's greatest failures.Should United's malaise be combined with Liverpool's first league title triumph in 30 years -- Jurgen Klopp's team has an eight-point lead over Manchester City -- it ...