Solskjaer wins January manager of the month award +comparison vs Jose

Solskjaer wins January manager of the month award +comparison vs Jose

Solskjaer took over Manchester United after Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December 2018. He made a very impressive start of his career and now he is starting to break records. Today Ole (02.02.2019) he was pronounced for Premier League manager of the month for January. Actually, this is the first time that Manchester United’s manager wins the title since Sir Alex Ferguson. The last Sir Alex won it was back in October 2012.

United had 4 Premier League games during the month and we took 10 out of 12 points:

Wed 02/01/19 PRL Newcastle United 0 – 2 Manchester United Goals
Sun 13/01/19 PRL Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 1 Manchester United Scored: 7
Sat 19/01/19 PRL Manchester United 2 – 1 Brighton & Hov… Conceded: 3
Tue 29/01/19 PRL Manchester United 2 – 2 Burnley

Overall impressive performance by the team in each of those matches showing much improved attacking football. Only the last match against Burnley is not a win, but it was an amazing comeback to watch. As you see in the table the goals scored are 7, but let’s break them down:

  1. Markus Rashford: 3
  2. Paul Pogba: 2
  3. Lukaku: 1
  4. Lindelöf: 1

Well, it’s kinda obvious that the whole squad is moving forward rapidly, but we must highlight Rashford and Pogba. Pogba has a new position with a more attacking mindset and Rashford is now the first choice for a striker. Having in mind that Martial is playing more often we can see the speed improvement.

Let’s take a look at this image that I found on WhoScored:


Latest stats from Opta are showing that the Red Devils become from worst to best in terms of contra-attacking.

Ole Solskjaer vs Jose Mourinho comparison

When I was researching the subject I saw this Twitter post from Sky Sports which I wanna share:

This one is also interesting:

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