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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Win Record Is Worse Than David Moyes' In His First 32 Competitive Manchester United Matches

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Win Record Is Worse Than David Moyes' In His First 32 Competitive Manchester United Matches

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yielded a worse win rate in his first 32 competitive matches in charge of Manchester United than David Moyes.

The United manager, who took over from Jose Mourinho last season, has had a hit-and-miss start to the current Premier League season.

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The Red Devils thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in their opening league clash, only to secure a 1-1 draw against Wolves and suffer a shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

But talkSPORT has decided to compare the first 32 competitive United matches under the 46-year-old Norwegian to former Red Devils managers.

Solskjaer has a win rate of 53.1 per cent and won 17 matches in charge, picked up five draws and ten losses.

The United manager's record puts him level with Louis van Gaal, who also won 17 matches, secured nine draws and suffered six defeats.

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But Moyes has the second-best record for any manager on the list with his 56.3 per cent win rate.

The Scotsman, 56, succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford on a six-year deal in 2013 and went on to win 18 of his first 32 competitive matches.

But Moyes, who was in charge at the club for ten months, also had six draws and eight losses.

Mourinho tops the list for United managers with the best win rate in his first 32 matches.

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The 'Special One' picked up an impressive 21 wins, six draws and five losses during the start of his tenure at United.

The Red Devils axed Mourinho after a poor start last season saw them fall to sixth place in December and 19 points behind then-league leaders Liverpool.

The 56-year-old ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid boss led United to a second-place finish in the 2017-18 season and won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season in charge.

Ferguson has the worst record out of all of the recent managers on the list.

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The legendary Scotsman, 77, endured a tough start to life as United boss and only managed to secure a 37.5 per cent win rate, with his first 32 matches ending in 12 wins, 11 draws and nine losses.

United are fifth in the Premier League table after their opening three matches this season.

Solskjaer's men will resume their league campaign on Saturday with a trip to Southampton.

Will Solskjaer win any major silverware with United this season?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, red devils, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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