Stats show no team can match Solskjaer's United
Losing at Arsenal was disappointing, yet the bigger picture highlights just how successful Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been since his appointment as Manchester United caretaker manager.
That haul is owing to 10 victories over Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, Fulham, Crystal Palace and Southampton, plus two draws against North-West neighbours Burnley and Liverpool.
It’s fair to say that nobody expected that immediate success when Ole took the wheel – not even the most optimistic supporters – and that achievement must be applauded before it is built upon.
Since Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker manager on 19 December, no other Premier League club can boast a better record than the 32 points from 13 matches that Ole has helped to secure.
Reigning champions and current leaders Manchester City are the closest rival with 30 points to their name in the same period.
Next on the list are Liverpool on 28 points while our latest opponents, Arsenal, are fourth with 26. Tottenham follow up with 22 points, followed by Chelsea on 20.
United are now fifth in the overall Premier League table following Sunday’s result at the Emirates Stadium and, with eight matches left to play, fans are set for a tense and dramatic conclusion to the top-flight season.
Ole remains confident of securing a final position in the top four, to clinch our qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League, and the players have spoken positively about this objective.
Our remaining league games are against Watford (Home), Wolverhampton Wanderers (Away), West Ham United (H), Everton (A), Manchester City (H), Chelsea (H), Huddersfield Town (A) and Cardiff City (H).
LEAGUE POINTS WON SINCE OLE’S APPOINTMENT
Manchester United: 32 points from 13 games
Manchester City: 30 points from 13 games
Liverpool: 28 points from 13 games
Arsenal: 26 points from 13 games
Tottenham Hotspur: 22 points from 13 games
Chelsea: 20 points from 13 games
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