Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at the Manchester United helm so far has been quite the rollercoaster ride.
After having started his interim spell at Old Trafford in sensational fashion — Ole broke the record of most points ever won by a new manager in their opening ten league games–form began to dip and results became more mixed after his permanent appointment was made official.
The Red Devils have failed to consistently deliver positive results ever since, and 34 Premier League games into his managerial tenure at the Theatre of Dreams, the overall picture paints a sorry old tale.
After 34 league encounters, the Norwegian tactician has bagged 16 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses, amassing a total point tally of 57 points.
Interestingly, Solskjaer’s record is exact similar to that of David Moyes’. Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous successor, after his first 34 league matches, recorded 17 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses, collecting a total of — you guessed it — 57 points.
These statistics do beg the question as to whether Manchester United are still stuck at the same place they were after their legendary manager decided to retire.
Meanwhile, reports of newly-available, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino replacing Solskjaer are already rampant. However, the rumours seem to have barely had any effect on Ole.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Sheffield game, Solskjaer stated: “It doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve got the best job in the world. If you’re in a job, or if you’re out of a job and you’re a manager, you want this job. It doesn’t really matter whatever happens around.
“I’ve got to focus on my job at Manchester United and do it as well as I can. I speak with Ed Woodward and the owners all the time about how we’re going to move the club forward. That doesn’t change if some other clubs change their managers.”