Solskjaer takes charge of 100th PL game

Sunday 29 August 2021 18:44

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of Manchester United in the Premier League for the 100th time, during Sunday’s game at Wolves.

And what a way to mark it, as Mason Greenwood's 81st-minute winner gave us all three points at Molineux.

That late strike means Ole has won 53 of his top division games since he replaced Jose Mourinho, initially on a caretaker basis, in December 2018.

Greenwood's goal means 27 of those 53 victories have come on the road, with 26 earned at Old Trafford.

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United have drawn 28 league games under Ole's management, and lost a further 19.

The lads have plundered 182 goals in that time, conceding 107 for a goal difference of 75.

The Norwegian is the ninth man to rack up a century of top-flight games in the Old Trafford hotseat and only one has a better record at this stage.

Ernest Mangnall, who was Reds boss between 1903 and 1912, claiming our first two league titles and maiden FA Cup, won 54 of his opening 100 matches.

After Solskjaer, Ron Atkinson is the only other man to reach the 50 per cent mark, with Sir Matt Busby (48 per cent) and Sir Alex Ferguson (45 per cent) next.

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Ernest Mangnall – 54
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 53
Ron Atkinson – 50
Sir Matt Busby – 48
Sir Alex Ferguson – 45
Dave Sexton – 39
Tommy Docherty – 38
Herbert Bamlett – 34
Jack Robson – 33