How the Premier League table looks since Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho’s p

How the Premier League table looks since Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho’s p
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The pressure is increasing by the day on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

A lacklustre performance in their 2-0 loss to West Ham United at the London Stadium has left fans and legendary players frustrated about the club’s current predicament.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side stumble to defeat against West Ham

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side stumble to defeat against West Ham

Solskjaer has endured mixed fortunes since initially being appointed caretaker boss at Old Trafford last December before landing the permanent job three months later.

During his interim spell in charge he broke numerous records, including becoming the first United manager to win his opening six matches in charge and collecting the most points of any top flight manager in his first 10 games at the helm.

However, since getting the job for keeps he’s led United to just four Premier League wins in 14 games, with supporters expecting a big improvement on that as the season wears on.

SOLSKJAER’S RECORD IN ALL COMPETITIONS AS MANAGER

Matches: 17

Wins: 5

Draws: 4

Losses: 8

Average Goals For: 0.94

Average Goals Against: 1.41

So how does Solskjaer’s record stand up against the rest of the Premier League after 14 games in the permanent hot seat?

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The above table shows not only that Manchester City and Liverpool – who went head-to-head in a dramatic title race last season – are the two best teams by far but really shines a light on how poor the Red Devils have been.

To date, Solskjaer has only won four of his 14 league games in charge, giving him a 29 per cent win ratio in the league.

He’s also overseen four draws and six defeats which accumulates to a total of 16 points, putting United below the likes of Bournemouth, Burnley and Crystal Palace as well as the rest of the traditional ‘Big Six’, plus those currently intent on breaking into it, like West Ham and Leicester City.

Crystal Palace, surprisingly, are up in third place, underlining the superb job Roy Hodgson is doing at Selhurst Park, in tough circumstances with barely any transfers made in the summer.

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Crystal Palace beat United in the Premier League for the first time since 1989 earlier this season

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Crystal Palace beat United in the Premier League for the first time since 1989 earlier this season

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