Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in the Manchester United hot seat for over a year. The Norwegian took over for Jose Mourinho in December 2018 as caretaker boss and was inked to a permanent contract on 28 March 2019.
Solskjaer earned a permanent deal thanks to an initial run of great results. He won an impressive 14 of his first 19 matches in charge and hopes were high Solskjaer could get the Red Devils back to the heights they once soared.
Unfortunately for Manchester United, after Solskjaer inked a three-year deal with the club, the wheels came off the Ole bandwagon at Old Trafford.
Manchester United won just two of their last eight games while drawing two and losing four times. The Red Devils were winless in their last five games of 2018-19 and humiliatingly lost to the already relegated Cardiff City at home on the final day of the season.
This season has been rocky for the manager with plenty of fans calling for him to be sacked. Manchester United are tipped to sign former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino to take over in the summer. But should the club change managers and does Solskjaer’s record warrant a change at Old Trafford?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer record at Manchester United
Solskjaer’s initial record at Old Trafford as caretaker manager was excellent. He spent 99 days in charge as caretaker boss posting a 14W-2D-3L record.
Once he was made permanent manager in March 2019 things changed drastically.
Sunday’s match at Anfield was Solskjaer’s 45th in charge of the team as permanent coach. He has posted a 19W-11D-15L record during that timeframe.
Solskjaer made three significant transfer signings last summer with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, and Daniel James. All three showed their limitations on Sunday against Liverpool.
James, in particular, started strongly under Solskjaer but has struggled to make a consistent impact. The winger has not scored a league goal since 31 August.
So, is there a future for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United? Many have been surprised he is still there now. However, the former striker is a company man that toes the company line. That has kept him in the job.