Manchester United have now lost more times under Erik ten Hag this campaign than they ever did with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, it has been revealed.
In the Premier League alone the Red Devils have suffered nine defeats in the Dutchman’s debut season.
And, as former Liverpool player Jose Enrique gleefully pointed out on Twitter, that is more than in both of Solskjaer’s full seasons in charge.
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The club legend’s first campaign in 2019/20 saw United lose eight matches in the league, before recording just six the following season with third and second-placed finishes respectively.
But, after a poor start to the 2021/22 campaign which saw United lose five times from 12 matches under his guidance, the Norwegian coach saw his time as manager come to an end.
Solskjaer was unable to secure a trophy at Old Trafford, losing the UEFA Europa League final in 2021.
????Man United have lost more PL matches under Ten Hag than they did in both seasons under Solskjaer.
Defeats under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:
Defeats under Erik ten Hag:
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— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) May 8, 2023
While Ten Hag has already managed to win the Carabao Cup and could even end the season with two trophies with the FA Cup final still to come.
But, upon seeing these figures, some United supporters seem keen to write the former Ajax head coach off already.
One fan wrote: “Ten Hag is a worse Solskjaer with no hair.” A second one said: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer I owe you an apology. You were never this bad. I am officially Ten Hag out from now on.”
A third joked: “Ten Hag is starting to give me Solskjaer flashbacks.” “Ten Hag not up to it, Solskjaer has a better record,” Another said.
A fifth said: “The only difference between Ole Gunnar Solskjær & Erik Ten Hag is Casemiro. There is nothing you can tell me [otherwise].”
A sixth added: “Erik Ten Hag is a fraud, the Carabao Cup is the only difference between him and Ole Gunnar Solskjær.”
Despite a promising start to this season, they now sit just one point ahead of bitter rivals Liverpool, who completely destroyed them 7-0 at Anfield in March.
However, It should be noted that across the two seasons Solskjaer had in charge, he scored a win rate of 51.31 per cent as opposed to Ten Hag who has a win rate of 55 per cent thus far.