11 stats behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first year as Man Utd manager
It’s been a year since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became Manchester United’s permanent manager – but how has he fared in the hot seat?
After an incredibly successful spell as interim manager, Solskjaer was given the job on a full-time basis in March 2019.
United have shown some signs of progress in recent months and we’ve taken a look at 11 stats behind Solskjaer’s first year in charge.
– Solskjaer has taken charge of 57 games over the last 12 months, winning 26, drawing 15 and losing 16, leaving him with a win ratio of 45.6%.
– In that time, United have scored 90 goals (1.5 per game) and conceded 56 (0.9 per game).
– In the Premier League, Solskjaer has taken charge of 37 games, picking up 53 points out of a possible 111 at a rate of 1.43 points per game.
– The Norwegian has faced Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham 12 times in all competitions since becoming United’s permanent manager. He has won seven, drawn two and lost three.
– Forty-two different players have been used by Solskjaer in all competitions at United.
– Seventeen different academy graduates have featured for the first team over the last 12 months.
– Fred is Solskjaer”s most-used player for the Reds] Devils, appearing 45 times in all competitions under the manager. Fred is followed by Andreas Pereira (44 appearances) and David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (42).
– Marcus Rashford is United’s top scorer under Solskjaer with 20 goals. Martial (17) and Mason Greenwood (12) round off the top three.
– According to Transfermarkt, Martial, James and Juan Mata have provided the most assists under Solskjaer with six, followed by Rashford (5) and Bruno Fernandes (4).
– Solskjaer has signed four first-team players for a fee so far at a combined cost of around £187million, an average of around £46.7million per player.
– Harry Maguire was the costliest buy at £80million, Daniel James was the cheapest at £15million.