Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Cardiff stats look good next to recent Man United form

There are plenty of ways to evaluate the current run of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. One of them is by comparing it to his time with Cardiff City.

Many years before he took up the position of Man United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Cardiff. The Bluebirds were in search of someone who could keep them in the Premier League and while the Norwegian was somewhat inexperienced, his tenure at Molde gave cause for optimism.

Ultimately, it didn’t work out, and the following stats show some worrying signs for the Old Trafford faithful.

The EPL struggles of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

In his final ten games with Cardiff, Solskjaer won four, drew two and lost four. By comparison, he’s won three, drawn two and lost five of his last ten fixtures with the Red Devils. It is one of the worst runs of his tenure as United manager.

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The level of competition between the clubs was understandably different. Cardiff, by that stage, had dropped down to the Championship and were lingering around mid-table. In the present day, Manchester United are competing on two fronts in the Premier League and Champions League.


How long did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last at Cardiff?

Solskjaer began his reign at Cardiff in January 2014. In September 2014, just eight months later, he was relieved of his duties after only seven games of the Championship season.

By contrast, the 48-year-old has been in charge of Manchester United since December 2018. He’s heading towards his three-year anniversary as the boss and whether you like it or hate it, he appears to have the full backing of the board.

The international break gives him time to reset with a trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford awaiting him on November 20.

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