Was it too early to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? At the time it felt like the most obvious decision one could make, especially after the euphoria in Paris. So, what’s gone wrong? With just one defeat in his first 16 games in charge of Manchester United, the club now find themselves in a mess.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only managed three wins in his last seventeen attempts, those wins came against West Ham at home, Watford at home and Chelsea at home earlier this season.
United 4-0 defeat of Chelsea is the only time Manchester United have won at home whilst keeping a clean sheet under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After winning 14 of his 18 first games in charge, Manchester United were averaging 2.32 points per game. Now, with just 3 wins in 15, United are down to 0.92 points per game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to win in his last seven away games, with the last one coming at Paris Saint-Germain last season in March.
Manchester United’s win against Chelsea is the first time the team has taken the lead and manage to hold on to it since the 13th of April when Paul Pogba’s second half penalty was the decider against West Ham.
Since being appointed Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in charge of 13 games. In those thirteen games, Manchester United have scored 13 and conceded 21 – keeping a clean sheet only once.
Patrick van Aanholt become only the second player to ever score a 90th minute winner against United in the Premier League on Saturday and the first to do so at Old Trafford.
Against Crystal Palace, Manchester United became the first team to ever miss two penalties this early in the season – after only three games.