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How Premier League table looks since Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement

ONABEKUN ISIAQ ADEKUNLE

Jan. 24, 2020

Manchester United sunk to a new low on Wednesday night as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford.
There was clear dissent from the fans who vented their anger towards the club’s owners and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Martin Lipton's scathing review of Man United squad
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now lost more games than he has won since he took over as permanent United manager last March.
Things looked so promising at the start of the season when they thrashed Chelsea 4-0, but their form over recent weeks has been atrocious and they’ve lost five games since December 22.
Solskjaer is coming under increasing pressure and it may not be long before Red Devils chiefs look elsewhere to stop the rot.
Man United have been decidedly average since he was appointed as permanent manager, as shown by the Premier League table based on results since he took charge on March 28, 2019.
Ninth in that table is not where Man United would expect to be – behind teams like Wolves, Crystal Palace and Everton.
The Toffees even sacked manager Marco Silva because of dreadful results since then and still have two more points than Solskjaer’s United.
Newcastle, Burnley, Arsenal and Southampton are all only two points behind them as well.
Furthermore, Sheffield United are only nine points behind Man United’s Premier League total since March – and they didn’t even play in the same division last season!
It also illustrates just how far the Red Devils are behind Liverpool, who are currently in a league of their own.
Despite playing three games fewer than Manchester United, the Reds have 43 more points over the same time period and have not been beaten.
Solskjaer’s side have been beaten 12 times and dropped an incredible 54 points with the Norwegian at the helm. Liverpool have dropped just two.
Liverpool and Man United's Premier League records since March 28, 2019 Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp Played: 29 Won: 28 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0 Points dropped: 2 Man United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Played: 32 Won: 11 Drawn: 9 Lost: 12 Points dropped: 54
Reaching the heights of Jurgen Klopp’s side may be unattainable in the short term, but there is still a huge gulf between United and Chelsea and Leicester.
Chelsea have 55 points while Leicester have 59 and they look likely to clinch the Champions League places.
United may be only six points back from fourth place in the 2019/20 table, but there are just four points separating fifth and 14th.
And if results do not pick up, they could find themselves slipping further and further back as the season draws to a close.
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