Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United, October 2021.

13 unwanted records that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set at Man Utd

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done some good work at Manchester United, he’s also set a string of unwanted records during his time in the dugout.

Solskjaer has received a lot of criticism in recent weeks following a poor start to the season and could be replaced if he doesn’t turn things around.

We’ve taken a look at 13 stats that the manager definitely won’t be proud of.

– Twenty-one percent of United’s 63 home defeats in Premier League history have come under Solskjaer, who has lost 13 out of 55.

– In 2019-20, United endured their worst start to a league season since 1986-87, picking up just 10 points from their opening nine games.

– The Norwegian is the only United manager to have lost a European home game by a margin of more than one goal.

– Tottenham recorded their biggest ever win over United at Old Trafford in October 2020, comfortably beating Solskjaer’s side 6-1.

– During their game against Liverpool in October 2021, United were four goals behind at half-time for the first time in Premier League history.

– Solskjaer oversaw United’s heaviest ever defeat at home to Liverpool and their biggest loss against the Reds since 1895.

– United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool saw them concede five goals at home without scoring a goal themselves for the first time since 1955. 

– United have lost seven Premier League games by four or more goals and Solskjaer has been in charge for three of them. 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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– United managed just four touches in the opposition penalty area during their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in November 2021, the lowest they have ever recorded since Opta began recording this data in the 2008-09 season.

– The Red Devils haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 14 home games, their longest run without once since 1959.

– While 2021 isn’t over yet, United have already lost eight home games in all competitions in a single year for the first time since 1989.

– During Solskjaer’s reign, Crystal Palace beat United at Old Trafford in consecutive seasons for the first time in their history.

– In recent seasons, Burnley recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 1962 while Sheffield United claimed their first Old Trafford win since 1973.

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