Comparing Solskjaer’s record at Man Utd to Mourinho’s at the same stage

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When Manchester United take on Liverpool on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have taken charge of the most games of any the club’s managers since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. 

Solskjaer, who made 366 appearances for United as a player and previously coached their academy, has now taken charge of exactly the same number of games as his predecessor, Jose Mourinho.

The Norwegian is certainly a more popular figure than Mourinho, but how do their records compare? They’re remarkably similar in terms of the results, although Solskjaer is yet to deliver any silverware – but he looks on track to emulate Mourinho’s Europa League victory, at least, while the club look on an upward trajectory.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Played: 144
Won: 83
Drawn: 31
Lost: 30

Top appearance maker: Marcus Rashford (122)

Top goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (51)
Top assister: Marcus Rashford (30)

Trophies won: 0

Goals for: 273
Goals against: 145
Clean sheets: 58

Points per game: 1.94
Win rate: 57%
Loss rate: 20%
Clean sheet rate: 40%

Goals per game: 1.89
Goals against per game: 1.006


Jose Mourinho

Played: 144
Won: 84
Drawn: 31
Lost: 29

Top appearance maker: Marcus Rashford (125)

Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku (33)
Top assister: Marcus Rashford & Paul Pogba (22)

Trophies won: 3 (Community Shield, League Cup, Europa League)

Goals for: 251
Goals against: 129
Clean sheets: 62

Points per game: 1.97
Win rate: 58%
Loss rate: 20%
Clean sheet rate: 43%

Goals per game: 1.74
Goals against per game: 0.89

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