Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s tenure at Manchester United has been an eventful one, to say the least.
Solskjær has amassed 55 wins, drawn 21 times, and tasted defeat on 24 occasions.
The issue with the Norwegian boss, however, is the manner in which he’s achieved this 55% win percentage. Under Ole, when United are good they feel like the best team in the world, capable of causing miraculous upsets. Paris St. Germain can bear witness to this, having twice fallen victim to Ole’s showtime reds at home.
Similarly, when United are bad under the Norwegian, they’re absolute rubbish. Several cases of poor tactical implementation and inept in-game management have led to some embarrassing defeats. The 6-1 thrashing Spurs handed to the Mancunians at Old Trafford is a prime recent example of just how bad it can get with Solskjær at the helm.
Perhaps every team does have bad days, but what’s particularly off-putting about the bad days at Manchester United is that they seem to come when everything is just fine. Just when the club and its fans seem to find some semblance of normalcy, calamity strikes once more.
There’s no sense of stability at Manchester United. It always feels like the next big disaster-class is around the corner, and inevitably it does arrive. This pattern has led to rumblings about possible discontent amongst the higher-ups at Old Trafford, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly having been approached about replacing the Norwegian.
Maybe Solskjær’s days are numbered, maybe they aren’t, we cannot say for sure. However, if this pattern of instability continues, then perhaps we might be seeing a new face at the helm of the team from the red side of Manchester sooner rather than later.