Solskjaer’s head to head record with Guardiola and other top managers

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola enjoy a laugh on the touchline.

Pep Guardiola is regarded as one of the best managers of all time – but Manchester United‘s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shows no fear when coming up against him. 

Solskjaer’s side did the league double over Guardiola’s Manchester City in 2019-20 and picked up four points from the two league derbies in 2020-21.

We’ve taken a look at his head-to-head record against Guardiola and other big-name managers. Note: we’ve used stats from all competitions but not included any games from his time at Cardiff City.

As the stats show, Solskjaer has more wins than defeats against Guardiola and only a handful of managers can say the same.

The Norwegian also has a respectable record against Jose Mourinho and Thomas Tuchel but clearly struggles against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola

Played: 8
Won: 4
Drawn: 1
Lost: 3

Goals for: 8
Goals against: 8

Win rate: 50%
Loss rate: 37.5%
Points per game: 1.62

Jurgen Klopp

Played: 7
Won: 1
Drawn: 3
Lost: 3

Goals for: 6
Goals against: 14

Win rate: 14.3%
Loss rate: 42.9%
Points per game: 0.85

Thomas Tuchel

Played: 5
Won: 2
Drawn: 1
Lost: 2

Goals for: 6
Goals against: 7

Win rate: 40%
Loss rate: 40%
Points per game: 1.4

Jose Mourinho

Played: 4
Won: 2
Drawn: 1
Lost: 1

Goals for: 7
Goals against: 9

Win rate: 50%
Loss rate: 25%
Points per game: 1.75


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