Manchester United sacked coach Ole Gunnar Solskjयरr on Sunday, a day after losing their fifth of seven Premier League games, and the following are facts about the Norwegian coach’s remarkable and bad moments at Old Trafford.
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– December 19, 2018: He temporarily takes over as coach of United, replacing Jose Mourinho until the end of the season, returning to the club he has won six league titles and the Champions League.
December 22, 2018: His first appearance as coach helped United to a 5-1 victory over their former club Cardiff City, helping the club to five goals in a single Premier League game since May 2013.
January 13, 2019: Became the first United manager to win his first five league games since Busby’s death in 1946.
February 9: He added 25 points in the Premier League (eight wins and one draw) after being appointed in December, leading the same team in the competition, more than any other coach in his first nine games.
February 28, 2019: United’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in the league, setting a club record of eight consecutive away wins in all competitions.
March 6: They beat United by two goals or more in the first leg of European Cup history to become the first club to qualify for the next league, as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the last 16 and 2-0 at home. After being defeated
March 28, 2019: He was awarded for a positive result with a three-year contract, winning 14 times in 19 games in all competitions.
– July 26, 2020: United finish third in the league, the second time the club has appeared in the top three of the competition since Alex Ferguson retired in May 2013.
February 2, 2021: United beat Southampton 9-0 to draw a record nine goals, the third time this has been achieved in Premier League history.
May 9, 2021: United finish second in the league.
July 2021: Rafael fills the summer transfer window, spending 140 million euros ($ 158.03 million) on Gideon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, in hopes of reviving the club’s title hopes.
February 12, 2019: United’s first defeat as coach after losing 2-0 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
– August 17, 2020: I lost to Sevilla in the semifinals of the European League, the team that reached the semifinals for the third time in the competition of the season, the same happened in the League Cup and the FA Cup.
October 4, 2020: United lose 6-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur, equaling the team’s biggest defeat in the league, and Solskjयरr described it as the “worst day” of their coaching career.
December 8, 2020: United are knocked out of the Champions League group stage and move to the European League after winning against Paris Saint-Germain and Regen Bell Sport RB Leipzig.
May 26, 2021: He loses on penalties to European League final Villarreal and misses another chance to win his first title as United coach.
– October 24, 2021: I suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Liverpool, its worst defeat against a local rival since 1925.
Solskjयरr described it as the “hardest day” of his career as United manager.
– November 6, 2021: 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, second consecutive defeat at home, after defeat to Liverpool.
– November 20, 2021: Struggling lose 4-1 to Watford, lose for the fifth time in seven games and get fired 24 hours ago.