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The nightmare is real for Manchester United ... and it shows no sign of ending

(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 ...