Manchester United players celebrate during the Premier League match between Charlton Athletic and Manchester United, August 2006.

Comparing Ronaldo’s Man Utd record with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s return to Manchester United has seen him rack up the goals and his two strikes against Atalanta in November 2021 saw him overtake the total of his current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer played for the club between 1996 and 2007, becoming a cult hero among United fans due to his knack of scoring important goals. His last few years at Old Trafford overlapped with Ronaldo’s arrival and the two won the Premier League title together in 2006-07.

We’ve compared the goalscoring records of two United icons.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 303
Starts: 254
Sub appearances: 49

Goals: 127
Assists: 70
Penalties scored: 17

Minutes per goal: 183.0
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 211.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 118.0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Games: 365
Starts: 214
Sub appearances: 151

Goals: 126
Assists: 50
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 161.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 161.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 115.9

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