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The two damning Manchester United stats that prove Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time is up

The two damning Manchester United stats that prove Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time is up

Manchester United waltz to another defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued to resemble the captain of a sinking ship as Manchester City put on a masterclass to beat their city-rivals 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Goals in the first half, courtesy of Eric Bailly turning into his own net and Bernardo Silva toe-poking past David De Gea, proved decisive, and the second half petered out into a non-contest.

Such was the Manchester City dominance, that Manchester United tested De Gea in their own goal more often than Ederson, with Ronaldo’s first-half volley the only shot on target that they could muster on their opposition’s goal.

Like Liverpool two weeks ago, Manchester City took their foot off of Ole’s throat to keep the scoreline respectable, even though the performance was far from it.

And now, a pair of damning stats have emerged to show just how out of his depth Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really is at the helm in Manchester. With that loss, it means that 21% of Manchester United’s home defeats since the Premier League’s inception have occurred under the Norwegian.

Solskjaer has been in charge for just under three whole seasons (7 games short of three whole campaigns) but has been in charge for 1/5 of all defeats that have occurred in the 29 seasons of the Premier League.

Defeats this season to Aston Villa, Liverpool and now Manchester City have left United with the possibility of finishing this weekend, and spending the international break, in 10th place and 11 points off the top of the Premier League. Effectively, they will be out of the title race.

Never in the fight

Meanwhile, another memorable stat has surfaced to demonstrate the one-sided nature of the affair. Manchester City completed the most passes of any Premier League side against Manchester United since 2003/04, home or away, with their 753 that they made at Old Trafford.

Unable to get into games, and losing more and more, surely Ole’s time at the wheel is up.

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