Manchester United’s 3-1 victory Over Crystal Palace In Midweek saw the Norwegian surpass Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of seven straight away wins, he made it an impressive 8 straight Away Wins in all competition, since he took over from Jose Mourinho in December. following a 3-1 away loss at Liverpool.
Solskjaer has won 9 games and drawn 2 in 11 outings in the Premier league as Manchester United interim Boss. His side remain unbeaten and have dramatically improved in defense, having recorded 6 clean sheets in 11 games.
No Body predicted just how well Solskjaer would do but he’s making top-flight management look easy and has tumbled a few records along the way.
Footballhighlights.eu has examined the facts and identified all the records Solskjaer has broken since his Old Trafford arrival in December.
1. Most wins from first 6 games as Manchester United manager
In January Solskjaer became the first Manchester United Manager to win their first 6 games in charge. a record previously owned my the legendary Sir Matt Bubsy, who won his first 5 games.
2. Equals opening win record in Premier League History
Manchester United beat Brighton at Old Trafford and Solskjaer leveled a record set by Carlo Ancellotti at Chelsea and Pep Guardiola at Man City by winning his first six matches in charge.
The draw at Burnley the following match meant Solskjaer failed to smash the record as Manchester United came from Behind to Draw Burnley 2-2. after going 2-0 down.
3. Most points won in opening ten matches in EPL
Thanks to the 0-0 draw with Liverpool, Solskjaer collected the most points of any top flight manager in his first 10 games in charge.
He has Recorded 26 points during that period – beating the record held by former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.
4. Most Straight away wins in Manchester United’s History
Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace was the first time the club have won eight consecutive away matches in all competitions. the wins include; Arsenal, Spurs, and Chelsea away. (fantastic)
Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 years with the Red Devils and the most away victories he achieved in a row was seven – a feat he did twice, including once when Solsjkaer was playing in 2002.
5. Away wins at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea
Manchester United’s win at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup was their first in ten attempts and the first time they have won in west London for more than six years.
Victory meant his side have won away at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea for the first time since the Ron Atkinson era.
In the 1984/85 season, Atkinson guided his side to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a 1-0 win at Highbury and a 2-1 triumph at White Hart Lane during United’s FA Cup-winning season.
6. Beats Mourinho for number of wins this season
With the Palace victory, Solskjaer toppled his predecessor Mourinho’s win record for the whole season this term after just 13 matches in charge.