Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has quietly silenced recent critics.
After an indifferent start to the 2020/21 season, the Norwegian Manchester United side seems to have found some form, especially in the Champions League.
The Red Devil’s at Paris Saint-Germain last week dismantled RB Leipzig 5-0 on Wednesday, with Marcus Rashford winning a hat-trick.
The match was Solskger’s 99th time as United’s manager. In short, the 47-year-old will face his rival Arsenal in the Premier League and celebrate his first century at home this weekend.
Time goes by. It feels like a former Morde boss was introduced as a caretaker manager after Jose Mourinho was handed his boots last week.
So it’s time to see how successful he was at work as Solskger approached the magical 100 at United, and the best measure of it is his winning percentage.
At the time of writing, the Norwegians won 55 out of 99 games, 21 games, 23 losses and a 56% win rate. Sun..
Is that okay? Well, it’s a lot better than Sir Alex Ferguson’s record after 100 games, but much worse than Mourinho’s.
Manchester United coach most successful after 100 games
7. Sir Alex Ferguson | 48%
6. Ron Atkinson | 51%
= 4. Sir Matt Busby | 52%
= 4. Louis van Gaal | 52%
3. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | 56%
2. Jose Mourinho | 62%
1. Ernest Mannal | 64%
Solskger is in third place, but the other top seven managers haven’t lost more than 100 games. Van Gaal is at the same level as him with 23 losses.
But the current United boss is doing pretty well overall, and it may be time for us to realize that his managerial talent deserves such a high-profile job.
After all, the man tactically surpassed both Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann in eight days.