Is OLE GONNA SOAR Manchester United Back To The Top?
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was appointed as Caretaker manager of Manchester United on the 19th of December after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
His appointment was believed to be just for steadying of a wrecking ship, but it was soon to be seen as more than that.
Manchester United beat Cardiff 5-1 in his first game in charge, the first time they scored 5 goals in a Premier league game since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge, a 5 all draw against West Bromwich Albion.
There were smiles again.
Victories in his next four league games made Solskjær the first Manchester United manager to win his first five league games in charge since Sir Matt Busby in 1946.
Two consecutive away wins in the league against Leicester City and Fulham gave United six consecutive away victories in all competitions for the first time since May 2009. A 3–1 win at Crystal Palace on 28 February 2019 set a club record of eight consecutive away victories in all competitions.
Fast forward to his permanent appointment on the 28th of March, 2019.
Manchester United have played 9 games, winning just 2 of those games against Watford and WestHam.
United’s record in the last 11 games :
– 7 Losses, 2 draws and 2 wins.
– 0 Wins in their last 6 away games.
– 3 goals have been scored from open play in 3 hours of football.
It’s safe to say it’s been a bitter-sweet experience for Ole Gunnar.
But will he come good?
Was he appointed too soon?
Was he appointed based on emotions?
All these questions will be answered for sure from next season when he assembles his own squad. Manchester United were in 6th position when he took over, 11 points behind Champions league places.
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