Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be in a very difficult situation at the moment, but there are some incredible Premier League feats achieved by the Norwegian that suggest he is not as bad as many think. While Manchester United really need some victories to put smiles on the fans' faces, some of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's records suggest he can still produce outstanding performances.
As much as trophies are really needed, outstanding performances are the sure way to get them. As a result of outstanding performances from his players, Solskjaer has been able to break many records. Although records are not trophies, they are indications that with more effort, trophies will follow.
In this article, let us take a look at 10 remarkable Premier League records broken by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
10. Most consecutive away wins.
In his three years at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken the record for the most consecutive away wins achieved by a Manchester United manger. By winning 11 straight away games in the Premier League, he was able to surpass the record of 7 set by Sir Alex Ferguson.
9. Biggest victory.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer broke the Premier League record to become only the second manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to win a home game by a 9 – 0 scoreline. By winning a match by a 9 – 0 scoreline, he became only the third manager in Premier League history to do so, after the legendary Scotsman and Brendan Rodgers.
8. Longest unbeaten away streaks.
From the 20th of January 2020 to the 15th of October 2021, Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn't lose a single Premier League game. In that run, they surpassed the record set by Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.
The Norwegian broke Wenger's record of 27 unbeaten away games streak by reaching 29 with Manchester United. His latest loss's away at Leicester ended this run.
7. Most goals by a substitute.
Although he achieved this as a player, Solskjaer broke the record for the most goals scored by a substitute in 1999. In a Premier League match that ended 8 – 1 in favour of the Red Devils, Solskjaer score 4 goals as a substitute in that match against Nottingham Forest. Till date, he is the player to have done such.
6. First manager to win at least 10 matches after conceding first.
One of the brightest things about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United career as a coach is his ability to win games after going behind. Last season, the club made a name for themselves in this regard. He became the first manager to win at least 10 games after conceding first in a single Premier League season.
5. Manager with the most penalties won.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led to Manchester United to winning 13 penalties in the 2019/2020 Premier League season, the highest in the history of the Premier League.
4. The highest points won from losing position.
Similarly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer broke the record for the most points won from losing positions last season. Under him, Manchester United won a ridiculous 31 points from a losing position in the 2020/2021 Premier League season to set a new record.
3. Winning 6 straight away game by scoring 3 or more goals.
Again, Manchester United set this particular record last season. Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first club to win 6 straight away games by s iring at least three goals in each of the 6 games.
2. Joint highest consecutive away wins by a manager.
Solskjaer is the first manager since Carlo Ancelotti to win 11 straight away games in Premier League history. Ancelotti while at Chelsea had set the record for the most consecutive Premier League away wins with 11 games. As a result, it is now a joint record for the Premier League.
1. Most points from after a manager's first 10 games.
Following Solskjaer's appointment in 2018, the made the best start to a manager's career in the Premier League after 10 games. Solskjaer earned 26 Premier League points out of a possible 30 to surpass the record of 25 points set by Guss Hiddink.
While it is looking like a matter of time before he is sacked if things done change, Solskjaer's name may never be erased in from many Premier League record books.
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