The 1-0 scoreline endured until the final whistle, maintaining United’s impressive record against Luton. The Red Devils have emerged victorious in the last 19 home encounters with Luton since 1899.
This string of 19 victories is only surpassed by Everton’s 22 consecutive wins against Fulham from 1961 to 2018. Additionally, United has won the last 11 matches against promoted teams, marking the longest streak from May 2011 to March 2013.
This outcome underscores that Manchester United’s current form is not as dire as some might perceive. While they have encountered stumbling blocks in the Champions League with three defeats in their last four games, leaving them at the bottom of the group, there has been significant progress in the Premier League.
The win against Luton marks their fourth victory in the last five league games. The only other result was a 0-3 loss to Manchester City at home. Their total of 12 points is the highest among all teams during this five-game period.
Even league leaders Manchester City have managed just three wins and suffered two defeats. Arsenal, despite leading the table at times, has faced one loss and one draw in their last five matches.
Tottenham Hotspur, after winning three consecutive games, has succumbed to two consecutive defeats. Liverpool, currently in fourth place, has secured only two wins, drawn twice, and suffered one defeat.
As a result, Manchester United, initially outside the top 10, now sits comfortably in sixth place in the Premier League standings with 21 points from 12 games, just three points behind Liverpool, who have played one game less.
The question now lingers: will Manchester United’s positive momentum continue? Only time will tell.