Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is coming under increased scrutiny following another disappointing Premier League result.
The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Southampton as they failed to put their opponents to the sword at St Mary’s
Solskjaer’s sie have now failed to pick up a win in their last three league games this season, having opened 2019/20 with a rampant 4-0 victory over Chelsea.
The Norwegian has endured mixed fortunes since initially being appointed caretaker boss last December before landing the permanent job three months later.
During his interim spell in charge he broke numerous records, including becoming the first United manager to win his opening six matches in charge and collecting the most points of any top flight manager in his first 10 games at the helm.
However, since getting the job for keeps he’s led United to just three league wins in 12 games, with supporters expecting a big improvement on that as the season wears on.
SOLSKJAER'S OVERALL PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD AS MANAGER
Goals For: 60
Goals Against: 71
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So how does Solskjaer’s record stand up against the rest of the Premier League after 25 games in the hot seat to date?
The above table shows that only Manchester City and Liverpool – who went head-to-head in a dramatic title race last season – have fared better than United since Solskjaer first took over at Old Trafford last December.
To date, Solskjaer has won 13 of his 25 league games in charge, giving him a 52 per cent win ratio.
He’s also overseen a run of six draws and six defeats which accumulates to a total of 45 points, putting the Red Devils two points ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal.
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Unsurprisingly, City and Liverpool are well ahead at the top – a whopping 19 points in fact – with only goal difference putting Jurgen Klopp’s men on top.
Interestingly, Chelsea and Tottenham lie in sixth and eighth in the table respectively, while Brighton & Hove Albion are rock bottom of the pile – having won just four of their 25 league matches since Solskjaer’s return to United.
Crystal Palace, surprisingly, are ahead of both of their London rivals in fifth, underlining the superb job Roy Hodgson is doing at Selhurst Park.
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