An amazing statistic perfectly-showcasing the extent of the turnaround at Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment in December has emerged online this afternoon.
Fulham vs Man United
The Red Devils travelled to Craven Cottage for a meeting with struggling Fulham in the first of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
United headed into proceedings in the midst of a scintillating run of form of late, having secured victories in 8 of their last 9 outings across all competitions.
As such, with Fulham having lost 5 of their previous 6 fixtures before today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s visitors were unsurprisingly labelled as clear favourites ahead of kick-off in London.
Pogba and Martial on target
And United subsequently went on to firmly live up their favourites-tag over the course of the 90 minutes at Craven Cottage, to eventually emerge with a comfortable 3-0 win.
Paul Pogba put the Red Devils in front inside the opening quarter of an hour, smashing home into the roof of Sergio Rico’s net from a tight angle after getting on the end of Anthony Martial’s pass.
And the irrepressible Martial turned goalscorer less than 10 minutes later, picking up the ball inside his own half, before bursting through Fulham’s backline and confidently slotting past the advancing Rico.
Pogba then went on to add some thoroughly-deserved gloss to the scoreline for United just past the hour mark, nonchalantly picking out the bottom corner of Fulham’s goal from the penalty spot.
Solskjaer vs Mourinho
As such, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it 9 wins from 10 since being handed the reigns at his former club, a record which has given rise to a rather-astounding statistic.
With 8 of Solskjaer’s victories having come in the Premier League, the Norwegian tactician has now already secured more points in the league over the course of 9 fixtures than had been managed by predecessor Mourinho in 17 (SEVENTEEN) fixtures this season:
— Goal News (@GoalNews) February 9, 2019
Mourinho – 26 points
Solskjaer – 25 points.
Took Solskjaer 9 Premier League games.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) February 9, 2019