OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER’S win rate at Manchester United is worse than both David Moyes and Jose Mourinho – with their clash with Southampton already being labelled “must-win”.
Through the Norwegian’s first 32 games in all competitions, he has won just 53.1 per cent, level with Louis van Gaal, but behind both Mourinho and Moyes.
In fact, Solskjaer has lost ten of his 32 games in charge after his hot start quickly fizzled out.
Incredibly, the current boss’ win-rate in just 48.3 per cent in 2019 – and that figure dips to 36.4 per cent from February onwards and 25 per cent from March.
United appeared to have halted their late season slump – that saw them slip out of the top four – with a 4-0 season-opening win over Chelsea.
But a tame 1-1 draw with Wolves quickly dampened the mood, before a 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace doused the fire completely.
WORST OF OL?
While Solskjaer’s first 32 games are across all competitions, if they were awarded league-style points (3-1-0), the current boss is comfortably the worst.
The Norwegian would pick up 56 points, behind Moyes, Van Gaal (both 60) and Mourinho (69).
Meanwhile, Man Utd fans have been left baffled after
Chris Smalling was allowed to join Roma on loan
ahead of Marcos Rojo or Phil Jones.
Smalling played 34 games in all competitions in 2018-19 and even chipped in with a goal against Watford.
Rojo meanwhile made just six appearances to Jones’ 24 – with Matteo Darmian another United defender fans want out.
But Smalling has not been in any of Solskjaer’s squads this season and was clearly hunting first-team football.
The ex-Fulham ace had fallen behind Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe in the pecking order.