Middlesbrough v Manchester United: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Middlesbrough are one short of 1,000 defeats in the top flight, while Manchester United are one victory short of becoming the first team to win 600 Premier League matches.

9. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last eight league meetings with Middlesbrough, winning five and drawing three.

8. Middlesbrough’s last league victory against Manchester United came in the form of a 4-1 home win in October 2005.

7. The last encounter between the sides saw Manchester United win 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium in May 2009.

6. The Red Devils have found the net in all 14 of their Premier League trips to Middlesbrough.

5. Both sides have drawn 10 Premier League matches this season, more than any other top flight side.

4. Jose Mourinho’s side won this season’s reverse fixture 2-1 at Old Trafford thanks to two goals in the last five minutes from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, both of whom are currently injured.

3. Middlesbrough (19) have scored fewer goals than any other Premier League side this term, but they have the fifth best defensive record in the top flight.

2. Aitor Karanka failed to win any of his last 11 Premier League games in charge of Middlesbrough, losing seven and drawing four. 

1. Jose Mourinho has lost two league games against Middlesbrough as a manager; he has only lost more than two league matches against two teams in four countries -- Manchester City (3) and Newcastle United (3).